Hilmar Dairy Internship
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The Hilmar Dairy Internship program is focused on developing the necessary skills to become a herdsman or dairy manager of a large-scale Jersey dairy farm operation.

Key Benefits to Participants
Participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding managing a west coast style dairy farm.
  • Develop important hands-on cow skills.
  • Create a network of contacts in which participants can build their career.

Participants work in the day to day operations of the dairy farm.  In addition to the basic cow and dairy operations skills, program participants will have the opportunity to learn more about employee relations and large-herd management.

June 2 - August 8, 2014

Many program graduates have been hired after their internship. 

For dairy processing internships with Hilmar Cheese Company, please visit their website:


Check out the article in Agribusiness Dairymen.

Application Deadline December 11, 2013 for Summer 2014 Internships 

My internship experience was a huge success! I learned a lot through valuable, hands-on experience. I loved seeing so many different aspects of a large-scale dairy and the people that I was able to work with were great!

-          Erin Develaar 2011 Intern