This summer, Gill St. Bernard’s will partner with Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania (DelVal), to inaugurate a college intern program in animal science. The intern will be a student at DelVal pursuing a degree in agriculture, animal science, plant science or a related field. During the summer-long internship, he or she will work with Farm Educator Steven Rabel and with Garden Education Coordinator Lynn Prosen. Responsibilities will include helping to care for the farm and garden, managing the daily requirements of the animals, working with veterinarians, and recording data for the farm and gardens. By the conclusion of the summer, the intern will have gained valuable hands-on experience toward his or her degree and future career.
DelVal is a logical choice for the intern program, as the university offers degree programs in agribusiness, animal science, equine science and management, food science and nutrition, and plant science through its School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The internship opportunity will be coordinated through the university’s Center for Student Professional Development, and the student will receive a stipend as part of the internship. "The internship will be a learning experience on both ends," said Rabel. "We won’t simply be teaching; we will be gaining insights from the intern as well. This summer will also help us fine-tune the program, which we would like to expand in the future to include other universities with agricultural programs."
Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a vigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.