Partners for Progress

For 125 years, Delaware Valley University has partnered with businesses, industry, non-profit and government entities to further science and practical application in the fields of agriculture, animal science, business and more. Our mission is to teach students the science of their field and then provide the practical experience they will need for success in the real world.

Delaware Valley University was founded as the National Farm School by Rabbi Dr. Joseph Krauskopf in 1896 to provide education for immigrants. Rabbi Krauskopf believed passionately that the answer to the growing urban poverty he saw in Philadelphia and across this country was farming. He founded the school to provide a quality education that included the science of farming and animal husbandry in the classroom, followed by practical experience in the field. This concept, now known as experiential education, has evolved to become the award winning Experience360 program at DelVal.

Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Custom Courses Designed for Your Workforce

DelVal faculty work directly with you to develop coursework to educate your employees on specific topics or competencies to help you advance your goals.

Qualified Interns

DelVal interns are educated in science with practice and will contribute to your company or organization as
they gain meaningful experience for their career goals.

Hire Experienced Professionals

With Experience360’s solid background of professional development, problem-based learning and real-world experiences, our graduates step into the real world ready to hit the ground running. The DelVal Center for Student Professional Development works with employers to facilitate hiring of DelVal students and alumni to meet specific employer needs.

Cost-effective Research

As a small school, DelVal provides excellent research partnership opportunities for industry, nonprofit and government entities. We are nimble with quick decision making and the ability to launch research projects efficiently to meet emerging needs of the market. We are more cost effective than large, land grant schools that have significant overhead expenses.

Invest in The Future

DelVal partners with corporations and other donors to advance science in areas of mutual interest. Our new
state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities are the result of a loyal donor interested in plant science research. The University is now developing foundational partnerships for a new Poultry Science Center that will meet the needs for research and educate professionals who will to move this growing industry forward.

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Much More Than an Internship Program

DelVal Partners

Partial list of industry and organizations that have partnered with DelVal for internships, employment for graduates, research, facilities, grants and more.

Business and Industry

ACME Markets
Adelphi Research
Alta Genetics
BAYADA Home Healthcare
Bell & Evans
Bristol Myers Squibb
Charles River Laboratories
Clemens Food Group
Dad’s Hat Whiskey
Dow Chemical Company
Elmwood Park Zoo
Godshall’s Quality Meats
Lloyd’s of London
Merion Golf Club
Mountaire Foods
National Golf Links of America
Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance
Novartis Pharmaceutical
Ocean Spray
Penn Mutual Life Insurance
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Union
Perdue Farms
Smithfield Hog Production Division
State Farm Insurance
Turkey Hill
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania
W. Atlee Burpee & Company
Wawa Bakeries


AARK Wildlife Rehabilitation adn
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Education Center
Academy of Natural Sciences at
Drexel University
Adventure Aquarium in Camden
Longwood Gardens
National Aquarium in Baltimore
National Museum of Natural History
Pearl S. Buck International
PennAg Industries Association
Philadelphia Zoo
Smithsonian Tropical Research
Institute (Panama)
Southwest National Primate Research


National Park Service
New Jersey Department of
Environmental Protection
New Jersey Division of Fish and
Pennsylvania Department of
Pennsylvania Center for Poultry and
United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA)
Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service
Farm Service Agency
Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS)
United States Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA)
United State Fish and Wildlife Service
United States Food and Drug
Administration (FDA)

To learn more about corporate partnering opportunities, please contact
Ann Mossing