Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
for 2014
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Students

All opportunities listed are PAID, unless otherwise indicated

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The organizations that have already updated their sites for 2014, or offer opportunities on an annual basis are indicated by a (2014).

This website lists opportunities from the larger Co-op/Internship and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences website that meet any of the following criteria - 1. located in a veterinary or agricultural setting, 2. located in a veterinary school, 3. may be of particular interest to pre-vet students.

In addition to the valuable experience and good pay that a Co-op or Internship will give you, very many of the Opportunities listed on this website also provide Travel Reimbursement, Housing and Meals. So, don't let concerns about living expenses or the location of an organization posted on this website prevent you from checking out an exciting and challenging Co-op or Internship position!! If travel support, housing and meals are provided, this information will almost always be included in the details about the Co-op or Internship that can be found by clicking on the co-op website next to the organization's name and location.


To view information for any organization listed below:
a. Point and click with your mouse on the organization's name to go to its homepage (for a university or college, you might want to go further to the homepage of the sponsoring department or program at that university or college, if it is not already the "homepage" link that is provided here).
b. Point and click with your mouse on co-op to go to co-op/internship/research postings for that organization or to the website from which you can then access the co-op/internship/research postings

Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, AK - co-op (2014) not sure if these are a paid opportunities; housing is provided
Alpha Genesis, Inc., Yemassee, SC - co-op (2014) Pre-Baccalaureate Summer Training Program (primate research) - "For more information about these programs, please contact AGI at The annual application deadline ... is April 30th"
Association of Zoos & Acquariums - job listings (2014) search for internships at Zoos and Acquariums throughout the US (view details for each internship - some may not be paid positions)
Arizona Game and Fish Department, positions throughout Arizona - co-op (2014)

Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY - co-op (2014) Buffalo Bill Historical Center Internships - "Opportunities exist for students who want practical museum experience in fields such as: Natural history, ecology, environmental history, wildlife biology, geography, and geology"

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Chincoteague, VA - co-op (2014) check out each opportunity for details and application/starting dates
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland, OH - co-op (2014)
College of Charleston, Grice Marine Laboratory (Fort Johnson Summer Research Program), Charleston, SC - co-op (2014) "Application form to be posted: October 15, 2013" - Summer Research in Marine Organism Health
Cooperative Resources International, Genex Cooperative, Inc., Shawano, WI - co-op (2014) Select Dairy Cattle Genetics Internship as the Position under Search for Open Positions - details and link to application should appear - not sure if this is a paid opportunity - "Housing and travel expenses are provided."
Cooperative Resources International, Genex Cooperative, Inc., Shawano, WI - co-op (2014) Select GENESIS Internship as the Position under Search for Open Positions - details and link to application should appear - not sure if this is a paid opportunity - "Housing and travel expenses are provided."

Dallas Zoo, Dallas, TX - co-op (2014) College Internship Program - not a paid opportunity

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX - co-op (2014) scroll down for details about several different internship opportunities

Harvard Medical School, New England Primate Research Center, Southborough, MA - co-op (2013) Pre-Baccalaureate Program
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, PA - co-op (2014) "Each year, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary offers 12-14 competitive Conservation Science internships" - not sure if these are paid positions

Indiana University, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Bloomington, IN - co-op (2014)
International Crane Foundation
, Baraboo, WI - co-op (2014) Interpretive Naturalist Internship
International Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Boyd, TX - co-op (2014) Vehicles, housing and stipend are provided
International Wolf Center
, Ely, MN - co-op (2014) Wolf Educator Internsip - "The International Wolf Center provides off-site housing for summer interns and a $500 per month stipend"
Iowa State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ames, IA - co-op (2014) George Washington Carver Internship Program - "Disciplines within the college of Veterinary Medicine have also been represented in the program."
Iowa State University, The Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program, Ames, IA - co-op (2014) Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Research and Education Emerging Interface Technologies for "Students working towards an undergraduate degree in any of the HCI disciplines." includes Veterinary Microbiology & Preventive Medicine, Veterinary Pathology

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA - co-op (2014) select Campus Program, application - HHMI Summer Undergraduate Research Program - one participating facility is the School of Veterinary Medicine

Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI - co-op (2014) Vetward Bound Enrichment Summer Program "Program participants will receive a $57 per day stipend to assist in the defrayment of cost for room and board in assigned university resident facilities. A partial travel allowance may also be awarded.
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area, MN - co-op (2013) Resource Management Internships
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA - co-op (2014) not sure if this is a paid opportunity

National Zoo, Washington, D.C, - co-op (2013/2014) "This is an ongoing internship. Interns may start at any time and work for five months or longer from November 2013 through March 2014" - Department of Reproductive Sciences Internship at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia - "Stipend: These are unpaid positions and interns are responsible for all living expenses. - Housing: Dormitory-style housing will be provided at SCBI-Front Royal. Interns will be responsible for food and other living expenses"
National Zoo, Washington, D.C, - co-op (2014) Research Internship Program - Some position are unpaid - check each opportunity for details
New England Aquarium, Boston, MA - co-op (2014) these positions are not paid
North Carolina Zoo Wildlife Rehabilitation Cetner, Ashboro, NC co-op (2014)
Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, Brooksville, MS - co-op (2014) - Three positions listed: Wildlife/Biological Internship, Forestry Internship, Environmental Education Internship

Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, OR - co-op (2014) Summer Fellowship Program includes research in neurodevelopment, neuroendocrinology, neurodegeneration, cancer, aging, mental illness, brain injury, addiction, obesity, reproductive health, immune response to infectious agents, and stem cells.

Peregrine Fund, Inc., Boise, ID - co-op (2013)
Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Orient Point, NY - co-op (2014) "The PIADC Research Participation Program does NOT have application deadlines. Applications are accepted on a continuing basis." - Research Participation Program - "be completing an undergraduate (B.A., B.S. or equivalent) degree in microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, virology, epidemiology, computational biology, biostatistics, or other discipline related to foreign animal diseases"
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Columbia, NC - co-op (2013) "We are not accepting applications for internships at this time"
Purdue University, School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN - co-op (2014) Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program - "..summer research fellowships for ... undergraduate students..""

San Diego Zoo, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego, CA - co-op (2014) Conservation Research Summer College Student Fellowships
San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco, CA - co-op (2013)
Seaworld Parks and Entertainment, locations in CA, FL, PA, TX, VA, - co-op (2014) enter Intern in keyword box
Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester, NY - co-op (2014) five-week long Pre-Veterinary Fellowship
Southwest National Primate Research Center, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX - co-op (2013) "The SNPRC Summer Intern program has been suspended for the summer of 2014 due to lack of funding"

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, Paris, TN - co-op (2013) Student Temporary Employment Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, TX - co-op (2014) Student Summer Internship Program - offers both paid and unpaid positions (links to job details can be found here - select Internship as Category)
The Institute for Bird Populations, several locations (most are in California) co-op (Spring/Summer 2014)
Tulane National Primate Research Center
, Covington, LA - co-op (scroll down to Undergraduates) (2014) "Application deadline is February 1 of each year" (application information is at bottom) - "Positions will be available in Division of Veterinary Medicine's Environmental Enrichment Unit
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL - co-op (2014) Integrated Biosciences Research Experience for Undergraduates - "research in...plant genomics, biocomplexity in the environment, bioinformatics, animal sciences and cell & molecular biology" - "Students will receive training in the...College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health.."

University of Missouri, Division of Animal Sciences, Columbia, MO - co-op, application (2014) Miller Summer Program in Animal Sciences
US Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. (projects at several hosting sites) - co-op (2014) "The competition for 2014 internships will open in late October" - Summer Internship Program - DHS Research Areas include Food and Agriculture Security..Veterinary Science
US Fish & Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. - co-op SEARCH (2013) several positions listed in many different locations; not all are paid positions - - most are National Wildlife Refuges
US Food & Drug Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Rockville, MD - co-op (2014) Summer Intern (SI) Program "Windows to Regulatory Research"

Ventana Wildlife Society, Salinas, CA - co-op (2013)
Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Woodstock, VT - co-op (2013) Internships and Seasonal Positions - some are six weeks in length

Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL - co-op (2014) scroll down to bottom and click on Apply now to go to a list of available internsihps - Sciences/Horticulture/Zoology Internships include Animals, Science and Environment; Agricultural Sciences/Horticulture -"Suggested Majors for Agricultural Sciences/Horticulture: Agricultural Communication, Agricultural Education, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Crop Science, Entomology, Environmental Horticulture, Fisheries, Food Science, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant Science" - not sure if these are paid opportunities - many are at least six months in length
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc., Kendalia, TX - co-op (2013)
William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, NY - co-op (2014) Summer Experience in Equine Management
William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, NY - co-op (2014) Summer Experience in Farm Management
Wolf Education & Research Center, Winchester, ID - co-op (2014) links to more details and application at bottom of the page
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilation Center, Friday Harbor, WA - co-op (2014) not sure if these are paid positions

Zoological Society of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI - co-op (2014) scroll down to Education Internships - Summer 2014