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Merck Animal Health Supports Internship Opportunity with the KC Animal Health Corridor

by Emily McVey | May 03, 2016

The KC Animal Health Corridor is excited to announce Caleb Reichhardt will be joining its team as a summer intern to support the KC Animal Health Investment Forum. This internship is the result of the partnership between Merck Animal Health and the Corridor.

Merck is a longstanding supporter and board member of the Corridor, dating back to when the Corridor was founded in 2006.

KC Animal Health Corridor President Kimberly Young said, “We are incredibly grateful for our partnership with Merck and AFA and are excited to showcase the opportunities within the Corridor and Kansas City to the next generation of talent.”

The internship is designed to enhance student leadership, project management, critical thinking and communications skills. Reichhardt will work on managing the key processes and activities related to planning the Investment Forum.

The Forum provides a unique opportunity for venture capital funds, investment firms and animal health companies to hear from emerging companies with the newest technologies. The Forum offers one of the only opportunities in the world for early-stage animal health and nutrition companies across the globe to present their vision and business plan to potential investors. Companies presenting at the Forum have raised $165 million. Several also have received licensing agreements or distribution contracts.

Reichhardt is from Butte, Montana, and studies biotechnology at Montana State University. He was connected to Merck through his involvement with Agriculture Future of America, a Kansas City based non-profit organization with a mission to create partnerships that identify, encourage and support outstanding college men and women preparing for careers in the agriculture and food industry.

 

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