American Meat Science Association

Student Webinar: Getting the Inside Look at Internships from a Student's Perspective

The AMSA Student Board had Megan Eckhardt, Madalynn Kainer and Lauren Lee give their own testimonies about their internships as students! They also highlighted internships and opportunities in production, R&D, food safety quality assurance, policy, ag communication, marketing, and many more!



Megan Eckhardt, West Texas A&M University

  • Tyson Foods - Research & Development
  • Fletcher International Exports - Research (Feedlot/Abattoir Operations focus)
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention
  • Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raiser’s Association Convention
  • Southwest Meat Association Convention

“Working and participating in internship programs has helped me grow professionally, as well as allowed me to explore various sectors and moving parts within our diverse industry. My collaboration with industry leaders and companies has helped me to expand my network and gain experiences, both from a corporate and hands-on perspective, as well as shed light on my personal aspirations in prospective career paths.”

Lauren Lee, Texas A&M University

  • Standard Meat Company, Food Safety Quality Assurance
  • The U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Congressman Michael Cloud
  • Texas A&M’s Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Program
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

“Internships provide an opportunity to experience firsthand the ins and outs of a career before or immediately following graduation. They can provide you with various skills and experiences that will aid in professional development and potentially launch you into a career.”

Madalynn Kainer, Washington County Fair

  • Heart O’Texas Fair & Rodeo- Coordinator of Marketing and Sponsorship Development
  • Southwest Meat Association
  • Ranch House Designs
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
  • State Fair of Texas

“The only way to execute amazing work is to love what you do. Internships allow you to explore different career paths and networking opportunities and allow you to pivot each time you realize that maybe this isn’t for you. They have provided me countless opportunities to grow professionally and personally, and I am incredibly grateful for the experiences and perspectives I have gained as an intern.”

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