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 (2018)
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 (2018) 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)

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
Center for American Archeology, Kampsville, IL - co-op (2016) Long-term Perspectives on Human-River Dynamics at the Confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers Research Experiences of Undergraduates - "Although students will engage mostly in archeological and ecological research, undergraduates with interest in biology, biochemistry, environmental sciences, fisheries sciences, wildlife management, anthropology, and paleosciences are encouraged to apply and will greatly benefit from the educational programming of this REU site"
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Chincoteague, VA - co-op (2018) not sure if these are paid opportunities
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland, OH - co-op SEARCH (2018) sroll down and select Seasonal 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"
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 (2018) scroll down to Internships - not sure if these are paid opportunities

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX - co-op (2017) scroll down to Internship- check each opportunity for details regarding dates and possible stipend

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, PA - co-op (2017) scroll down to Summer Field Experience Internships - not sure if these are paid positions
Houston Zoo, Houston, TX - co-op (2018) Animal Care Internship - not sure if this is a paid opportunity - Summer 2018: Apply December 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018

Indiana University, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Bloomington, IN - co-op, application (2018)
, St Louis, MO - co-op (2017) for "student pursuing their first undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in a variety of majors and industries including but not limited to animal science, food science, healthcare "
International Crane Foundation
, Baraboo, WI - co-op (2017) Crane Research Internship - "B.A. or B.S. preferred but not required
International Exotic Animal Sanctuary
, Boyd, TX - co-op (2018) Vehicles, housing and stipend are provided
International Wolf Center
, Ely, MN - co-op, application (2017) 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 (2017) George Washington Carver Internship Program - " Disciplines commonly providing opportunities are. animal science..." - "Disciplines within the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Veterinary Medicine have also been represented in the program"

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS - co-op (2018) Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program - participating departments include Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Horticulture, Psychological Sciences; College of Veterinary Medicine

Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI - co-op (2017) Biomedical Research for University Students in Health Sciences - Faculty Trainers in Cardiovascular & hypertension research, Airway resarch, Blood cells and components in tissue pathology research
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA - co-op (2017) "Please check back in November 2016 for information about our 2017 Internship Program" - not sure if this is a paid opportunity

National Audubon Society - co-op (2018) scroll down to Internship Opportunities with four different internship areas underneath - some positions are not paid, check each for details
National Zoo, Washington, D.C, - co-op (2018) Some positions are unpaid - check each opportunity for details
New England Aquarium, Boston, MA - co-op (2018) these positions are not paid
Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, Brooksville, MS - co-op (2017) - scroll down to Internships - appear to be unpaid positions

Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, OR - co-op (2018) Summer Fellowship Program includes research neurodevelopment, neuroendocrinology, neurodegeneration, cancer, aging, mental illness, brain injury, addiction, obesity, reproductive health, immune response to infectious agents, and stem cells.

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 (2018) "..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 (2018) Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program - "..summer research fellowships for ... undergraduate students.."

San Diego Zoo, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego, CA - co-op (2018) "The application process begins the first week in December each year" - Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowships - "Research Divisions: Applied Animal Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Conservation Education, Conservation Partnership Development, Genetics, Plant Conservation, Reproductive Physiology, and Wildlife Disease Laboratories"
San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco, CA - co-op (2017)
Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center, Surf City, NC - co-op (2018) "Applications for Summer 2018 will be posted on December 1, 2017" - not sure if this is a paid opportunity
Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester, NY - co-op (2018) "Deadline for all applications is the second Friday in January"- five-week long Pre-Veterinary Fellowship
Southwest National Primate Research Center, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX - co-op (2018) Undergraduate and Graduate Student Internships
Student Conservation Association, Charlestown, NH (national office) - co-op, application (2018) US Fish & Wildlife Service Career Discovery Internship Program at many locations

Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL - co-op (2018) scroll down to Internship Opportunities
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, TX - co-op (2017) Student Internship Program
The Institute for Bird Populations, positions in several locations - co-op (2017) scroll down to Paid Positions - some, but not all, are during Spring Semester or a year-long

University of Florida, Gainsville, FL - co-op, application (2018) Summer Undergraduate Research at Florida (SURF) - Includes faculty research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - one project area is Animal Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate College, Champaign, IL - co-op (2018) Summer Research Opportunities Program - Research opportunities include projects in animal science
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO - co-op (2017) Miller Summer Program in Animal Sciences
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN - co-op (2017) 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"
US Fish & Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. - co-op SEARCH (2018) several positions listed in many different locations; not all are paid positions - most are National Wildlife Refuges

Ventana Wildlife Society, Salinas, CA - co-op (2017) Seasonal Youth Instructor Summer 2017
Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Woodstock, VT - co-op (2018) Avian Care Internship

Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA - co-op (2017) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Biomedicine
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc., Kendalia, TX - co-op (2018) - not paid
William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, NY - co-op, application (2018) Summer Experience in Equine Management
William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, NY - co-op, application (2018) Summer Experience in Farm Management
Wolf Education & Research Center, Winchester, ID - co-op (2018)
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilation Center, Friday Harbor, WA - co-op (2018) not sure if these are paid positions

Zoological Society of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI - co-op (2018) Education Internships