Golden Oaks is proud to offer exciting internship opportunities for college students who are interested in further developing their skills and knowledge of herdsmanship, nutrition, reproduction, management, and genetics. Internships are available year-round, but are most common in the summer months. The time and duration of the internship can be flexible and modified to fit each student’s schedule.

Since the induction of the internship program in 1998, Golden Oaks has provided internships for over 30 students from 12 different universities and 5 separate countries. Interns will find themselves not only fully integrated in day-to-day activities, but also have the opportunity to attend industry events, sales, shows, and farm tours. Each student is provided with a salary, housing, and a scholarship towards tuition at their respective school. Students interested in applying or receiving more information regarding this internship should contact Ethan Heinzmann at

Golden Oaks Summer Internship Application

Past Interns Include:

1998 & 1999: Ethan Heinzmann – University of Illinois
1999: Mindy Monroe – Iowa State
2000: Erin Johnson- University of Illinois • Danielle Brinmeyer –Iowa State
2001: Megan Wonderlich – Iowa State • Ryan Griffin – University of Minnesota • Brad Moline – Iowa State
2002: Kurt Wolf – The Ohio State University • Amanda Kreuder – Iowa State
2003: Christian Hilbers – Germany • Jessica Plocher – University of Illinois • Chad Griffith – The Ohio State University
2004: Jacqueline Florent – University of Wisconsin – Platteville
2005: Michael Meier – Colorado State University • Katie Cramer – University of Wisconsin – River Falls
2006: David Langel – University of Minnesota • Ryan Graham – University of Illinois • Daniel Murray – Cornell University
2007: John Mitchell – University of Illinois
2008: Christian Schlutke – Germany • Amy Miller- Penn State University
2009: Debora Brito Goulart – Brazil • Rayme Mackinson – University of Wisconsin – Madison
2010: Paulo Duque- Columbia • David Moyer – University of Wisconsin – Madison
2011: Kortney Hoerbert – Illinois Central College • Christian Gongora – Columbia • Sam Mackinson- University of Illinois
2012: Miranda Kollmann – Kaskaskia College • Amanda Franck – Iowa State • Lenin Flores – Honduras • Laura Gordon – The Ohio State University
2013: François Bodet – France • Tyler Otte – University of Minnesota • Aaron Mitchell – University of Illinois
2014: Andrew Hetke- University of Minnesota •Addy Brennan- Kaskaskia Collge •Samantha Ropp-University of Illinois •Michael Bahl-Iowa State University