Overlook Farm, Rutland, MA. - (Angela Craig)
Angela Craig with a co-worker.

Angela - "Friendships are a part of what makes the whole experience great!"

Angela did her internship at Overlook Farm in Rutland, Massachusetts. Overlook Farm is part of Heifer Project International, a non-profit organization trying to put a stop to world hunger and poverty.  Volunteers teach individuals in various countries how to take care of the animals that are most needed for their environment.  The offspring of these animals' is then "passed on to others."

Angela's goal was to work with animals but help people at the same time  She wanted to be able to apply what she learned in school to this job and take what she learned at this job and apply that knowledge in school.

Her responsibilities included doing chores, her favorite part of the day because she got to work especially close with the animals. She milked cows and goats, made sure all the animals had food and water, and brought the animals to the Global Villages to educate people about the animal's environment.

If you want hands-on experience with large animals, to meet people with all sorts of backgrounds, to learn something about the world., this is the right place.

I learned so much about all sorts of livestock, getting the hands-on experience that you cannot get in a a classroom. Working at Overlook Farm has honestly changed my life.

This experience was so incredible because I was actually the ONLY one helping the doctor (in the operating room). I remember her saying to me 'hold this,' 'pull that,' 'hold it right there,' and 'give me this or that'.  During the surgery, I didn't only have fun but also learned quite a bit."

It was a life determining experience since I now know that being a veterinarian is what I really want to do with my life. As long as I can remember, an animal doctor is what I've always wanted to be, and now by going through this 'test' I will hopefully become a veterinarian after graduating from college.

It's because of this summer I know what I want to do with my life -- farming, education, helping in the fight against world hunger.