Like many other college students across the United States, Milosh McAdoo’s summer internship was unexpectantly altered to meet the needs of a pandemic-ridden nation.
Originally from Efland, McAdoo is a rising sophomore at North Carolina A&T State University. As an animal science major, McAdoo hopes to one day work in the animal agriculture industry, whether that be in research, veterinary medicine, or another area of animal agriculture.
When looking for a summer internship, McAdoo wanted the opportunity to “dive deeper into the ways that governmental entities connect and work with producers in order to provide food and fiber for consumers.” He found just that at N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
McAdoo has worked under the guidance of Archie Hart this summer in the Small Farms Division. Unlike some interns who have worked remotely, though, McAdoo has had the pleasure of working a partly in-person internship. McAdoo has had the opportunity to meet many people across the divisions of the Department of Agriculture, learning about their contributions to the agriculture community. Some of the groups McAdoo has worked with are the Veterinary Division, Upper Piedmont Research Station and the General Assembly.
“One of my favorite experiences was traveling to the Upper Piedmont Research Station to meet with Dr. French, who works with livestock reproduction. Seeing this research station and learning about all the different opportunities available was very insightful, especially as I begin to unravel where I see myself working in this industry.”
McAdoo is grateful for the opportunities provided to him during his internship, as it has given him guidance in determining his future career.
“The people I have met, the connections I have developed and the experiences I’ve had will help me make informed decisions about my future education and career. I have seen the passion and drive of the people working in particular departments to help those who they are serving, and I genuinely hope that I am able to emulate this wherever I end up working in the future.”
We know Milosh will be a great addition to wherever he works in the future!
For more information on the State of NC Internship Program visit https://ncadmin.nc.gov/advocacy/youth-advocacy-involvement-office/state_of_north_carolina_internship_program