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

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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

Agricultural Research Service (USDA), U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE - co-op (2019) "Included are projects representing our four research units: Genetics, Breeding, and Animal Health; Meat Safety and Quality; Nutrition & Environmental Management; and Reproduction"
Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, AK - co-op (2019) Internship Program - "These internships are unpaid"
Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, AK and Kenai Fjords National Park, near Seward, AK - co-op (2019) Interpretation/National Park Service Intern
Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, AK - co-op (2018) Summer Fellowship Program - not paid; housing is provided
Alltech, Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition, Nicholasville, KY- co-op, application (2019) "Applications are open on a rolling basis with the following deadlines: Summer (May – August) - February 4" - Research Internship Program - not sure this is a paid opportunity
Alpha Genesis, Inc., Yemassee, SC - co-op (2019) Pre-Baccalaureate Summer Training Program (primate research) - "For more information about these programs, please contact AGI at The annual application deadline ... is April 30th" - not sure if this is a paid opportunity
American Cancer Society, Framingham, MA - co-op (2019) The Alvan T., Viola D. Fuller - American Cancer Society Junior Research Fellowships - college students who are Massachusetts residents pursuing studies in medical and veterinary sciences at a Massachusetts institution
Arizona Game and Fish Department, positions throughout Arizona - co-op (2019) Summer Intern Programs
Association of Zoos & Acquariums, Silver Spring, MD- job listings (2019) select internships in Filter byy Job Tpe box - positions at Zoos and Acquariums throughout the US (view details for each internship - some may not be paid positions)
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, Dayton, OH - co-op (2018) "Aullwood interns receive Ohio’s minimum wage"

Boehringer Ingelheim, Corp., several locations - co-op Search (2019) enter internship in Keywords box at top left - view details for each position listed
Boise State Univeristy, Boise, ID - co-op (2019) REU-Raptor Research
Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY - co-op SEARCH (2019) enter internship in "job title, job type, keyword box" and Bronx Zoo in "Search location" box - positions are usually not paid

Cargill, Inc., several locations - co-op SEARCH (2019) select Search Internships, then select internship check off box under Job Type in left hand column - check each opportunity listed for details - some are in areas related to animal science
Carolina Raptor Center, Huntersville, NC- co-op (2019) Select from under internships in right hand column - some listed may not be paid opportunities
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Chincoteague, VA - co-op, more details (2019) some may not be paid opportunities (check each for details)
Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN - co-op (2019) Minority International Research Training (MIRT) program - Research projects in Brazil, Nicaragua, and Uganda - "MHIRT students engage in research related to: biomedical science, behavioral science, environmental science, carnivore conservation, and/or public health"
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland, OH - co-op SEARCH (2019) scroll down and select Intern under Status in left hand column
Colorado State University, College of Natural Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ft. Collins, CO - co-op (2019) click on REU Program at top for a scroll down list of links to more details - "Full participation in the lab of a faculty mentor in the following (and possibly other) departments: Animal Sciences"
Cooperative Resources International, Shawano, WI - co-op (2018) enter internship as keyword
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills, NJ - co-op (2018) Summer Camp Educators - not sure if there are paid opportunities

Dallas Zoo, Dallas, TX - co-op (2019) scroll down to Internships, open each link in a new window to display the details - most of these opportunities are not paid
Dallas Zoo, Dallas, TX - co-op (2019) Animal Operations Internship - Summer 2019 - no transportation, housing, stipend provided

Environmental Internships in Minnesota (2019) select Internships - paid under Opportunity Type - paid internships in Minnesota - some opportunities are in areas of animal sccience

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX - co-op (2019) check each opportunity for details regarding dates and possible stipends

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, PA - co-op (2019) scroll down to Summer Field Experience Internships - not sure if these are paid positions
Houston Zoo, Houston, TX - co-op, application (2019) Animal Care Internships - these are unpaid opportunities

Indiana University, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Bloomington, IN - co-op (2019)
International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, WI - co-op (2019) Crane Research Internship - "B.A. or B.S. may be required
International Exotic Animal Sanctuary
, Boyd, TX - co-op (2019) "Vehicles, housing and stipend are provided"
International Wolf Center
, Ely, MN - co-op, application (2019) select summer intern job description. (Wolf Educator Internship) - "$500 per month stipend and off-site housing provided"
Iowa State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ames, IA - co-op, application (2019) George Washington Carver Internship Program - " Disciplines commonly providing opportunities are. animal science..."

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS - co-op (2019) Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program - participating departments include Animal Science and Industry, Biology, Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Entomology, Psychological Sciences

Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI - co-op application process (2019) Biomedical Research for University Students in Health Sciences - Faculty Trainers in Cardiovascular & hypertension research, Airway resarch, Blood cells and components in tissue pathology research
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, MA (headquarters) - co-op (2019) Tern Intern
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, MA (headquarters) - co-op (2019) Piping Plover Intern (14 weeks long starting in April)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA - co-op, more details and application (2019) Summer Internship Program

National Audubon Society, Washington, D.C. - co-op (2019) Wildlife Rehabilitation Internships - not paid opportunities
National Zoo, Washington, D.C, - co-op (2019) Some positions are unpaid - check each opportunity for details
New England Aquarium, Boston, MA - co-op (2019) these positions are not paid
Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, OK - co-op, more details, application (2019) Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture - Animal Science is one area of research
Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, Brooksville, MS - co-op (2018) - scroll down to Internships - appear to be unpaid positions

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, OH - co-op (2019) OARDC Research Internships in Wooster (ORIP) - Select Students link from left hand column under Research Internship Program
Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, OR - co-op (2019) 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

Pepperdine University, Natural Science Division, Malibu, CA - co-op (2019) Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biology (SURB) - "Research areas include animal ecology, animal physiology, cell biology, marine biology, mathematical modeling of biological systems, molecular biology, and plant ecology"
Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Orient Point, NY - co-op (2017) Research Participation Program - Biodefense Research Opportunities in Foreign Animal Disease - "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"
Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary, Hubert, NC - co-op, application (2019) Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship - "..Veterinary Medicine, Biology, Zoology, Veterinary Assisting, Wildlife Management, Environmental Sciences, Small Animal Management, and/or Wildlife Rehabilitation - does not appear to be a paid opportunity
Purdue University, School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN - co-op (2019) Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program - "..summer research fellowships for ... undergraduate students.." - "Applicants may indicate preference for research in any of the following areas: infectious diseases and immunology, cancer, neuroscience, musculoskeletal biology and orthopedics, and animal welfare science and human-animal bond

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells, ME - co-op (2019) Summer Internship Opportunities - "Salary/Housing - A living allowance may be provided. Communal, government housing available or intern may provide own housing within commuting distance of Wells, Maine" - scroll down to links for application instructions for three different programs: Piping Plover Technician, Point Count Technician, Salt Marsh Intern

San Diego Zoo, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego, CA - co-op (2019) Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowships - Research Teams include Research teams: Recovery Ecology, Population Sustainability, Community Engagement, Conservation Genetics, Plant Conservation, Reproductive Sciences, and Disease Investigations - scroll down for application process
San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco, CA - co-op (2019) select Current Job Openings
Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center, Surf City, NC - co-op, application (2019) scroll down to Intern at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle & Rehabilitation Center - not sure if this is a paid opportunity
Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester, NY - co-op (2019) Pre-Veterinary Fellowship
Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney, MI - co-op (2019) scroll down to Visitor Services Internships - "Three internships are available for the 2019 summer season"
Southwest National Primate Research Center, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX - co-op (2019) scroll down to Undergraduate and Graduate Student Internships - not sure if these are paid opportunities
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, NH - co-op (2019) scroll down to Internships - Click on Animal Care Intern, Education Program Intern, Marketing Intern; Guided Discoveries Intern for details of individual positions
Student Conservation Association, Arlington, VA (national office) - co-op (2019) opportunities in several different locations arouund the US

Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL - co-op (2019) scroll down to Internships
Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX - co-op (2019) Restoring cattle ranches for sustainable land and water resources - Research will be conducted both on the main campus and at Timberlake Biological Field Station, located south of Goldthwaite in Mills County, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, TX - co-op (2019) Student Internship Program - "vacancies can be found on our Current Postings webpage" - select Filter at right side, then Job Categoryy, then Internships - some positions are unpaid
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida
, Naples, FL - co-op (2019) scroll down to Conservancy Intern Positions: - some positions are for six months, others for three months; some, but not all, require a bachelor's degree; all others require applicant to be a senior in college
The Institute for Bird Populations, positions in several locations - co-op (2019) scroll down to Paid Positions
Tulane National Primate Research Center
, Covington, LA - co-op (2019) Summer Research Program

University of Florida, Gainsville, FL - co-op, application (2019) Summer Undergraduate Research at Florida (SURF) - Includes faculty research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
University of Georgia
, Odum School of Ecology, Athens, GA - co-op, application (2019) Population Biology of Infectious Diseases - "Participating students’ main activity will be research in one or more of the following areas: bioinformatics, ecology, entomology, epidemiology, evolutionary biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, public health, veterinary medicine, and wildlife biology"
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
, Graduate College, Champaign, IL - co-op (2019) Summer Research Opportunities Program - Research opportunities include projects in animal science
University of Maine, School of Food and Agriculture, Orono, ME - co-op (2019) Accelerating New Environmental Workskills (ANEW) - "..solve complex, interdependent problems in human, animal and environmental health"
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO - co-op (2019) Miller Summer Program in Animal Sciences
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN - co-op (2018) Analytical Chemistry REU - "The program welcomes students with backgrounds in...Biology..." - "..detect environmental contamination or food adulteration, discover and manage bacterial drug resistance, test pharmaceutical quality, and even diagnose human and animal diseases to impact the lives of people all over the world" - "There will not be an REU site in 2019, the program is over."
US Fish & Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. - co-op SEARCH (2019) several positions listed in many different locations; not all are paid positions - most are National Wildlife Refuges

Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee, VT - co-op (2019) Avian Care Internship

Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA - co-op (2018) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc., Kendalia, TX - co-op (2018) - not paid
William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, NY - co-op, application (2019) Summer Experience in Equine Management
William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, NY - co-op, application (2019) Summer Experience in Farm Management
Wolf Education & Research Center, Winchester, ID - co-op, application (2019)
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilation Center, Friday Harbor, WA - co-op (2019) these are unpaid positions

Zoetis, Parsippany, NJ (US Corporate Headquarters); most co-op opportunities are in Kalamazoo,MI & Richland, MI - co-op (2019) some opportunities require an advanced degree (check each listing for location and details)
Zoological Society of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI - co-op (2019) Education Internships