College students with an interest in advancing Pennsylvania’s dairy industry can apply for a paid internship with the Center for Dairy Excellence, based in Harrisburg, Pa. for approximately nine weeks during the summer of 2012.

The center is a non-profit organization that was launched in 2004 to enhance the profitability of the dairy industry in the commonwealth. The organization, initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, provides coordination and leadership of programs supporting individual dairy farms and the larger dairy industry in Pennsylvania.

Interns will provide assistance and support for the Center for Dairy Excellence in meeting goals identified in its three-year strategic plan. Applicants should have strong communications and interpersonal skills and be proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel software programs. Extensive knowledge and understanding of the dairy industry is preferred.

Interested applicants may send resumes and cover letters to Jayne Sebright, communications director, at 717-346-0849 or