How to Apply

Any student with Sophomore standing or greater in the College of ACES with an interest in the swine industry may apply for the program. For continued membership in the Center, students must remain in good academic standing and complete the required experiential learning components of the program.

Application Process

  1. Interested students should complete the application form available here and submit the application via email to Dr. Mike Ellis ( no later than April 30th.
  2. Applications will be reviewed and applicants will receive notification of selection for an interview by May 15th with interviews being conducted in May.
  3. Selection and acceptance notification will be completed by May 30th.

“[The University of Illinois] allowed me to get access to different production systems to learn different ways of doing things. I was able to work with [The] Maschhoffs, Lehmann Farms, as well as the University research. I also had an internship with Premium Standard, and those allowed me to see big companies and smaller groups…and [their] different management styles…”

– Carrie Pollard, Technical Services Manager for Bethany Swine Health Services (U of I Alumni, 2003, 2005)