Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
for 2017
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Students

All opportunities listed are PAID, unless otherwise indicated

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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 (2017)
Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, AK - co-op (2017) "The 2017 application window will be open starting in December" - Summer Fellowship Program - not paid opportunities; housing is provided
Alltech, Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition, Nicholasville, KY- co-op, application (2017) Research Internship Program - not sure this is a paid opportunity
Alpha Genesis, Inc., Yemassee, SC - co-op (2017) 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
Arizona Game and Fish Department, positions throughout Arizona - co-op (2017) "Application Period will be January 11, 2017 through February 17, 2017 for Summer 2017" - "students interested in summer employment, must apply via our recruitment site, AZStateJobs. Click "SEARCH FOR JOBS in left side column, then select "Game and Fish Department" from the agency dropdown
Association of Zoos & Acquariums, Silver Spring, MD- job listings (2017) select internships in All Jobs scroll down box - positions at Zoos and Acquariums throughout the US (view details for each internship - some may not be paid positions)

Boise State Univeristy, Boise, ID - co-op (2016) REU-Raptor Research - not offered for 2017
Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY - co-op SEARCH (2017) select Bronx Zoo as Location and Interns as Job Type
Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY - co-op (2017) Learning and Capacity-Building Intern - not a paid position

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 (2017) contact informaion under Questions? at bottom - not sure if these are paid opportunities
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland, OH - co-op (2016)
Colorado State University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ft. Collins, CO - co-op, application (2017) 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

Dallas Zoo, Dallas, TX - co-op (2017) College Internship Program - not a paid opportunity

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, application (2017) "Hawk Mountain trains up to 14 exceptional individuals per year" - not sure if these are paid positions
Houston Zoo, Houston, TX - co-op (2017) scroll down to Collegiate Conservation Program (summers) - "Please check back in December for CCP summer 2017"
Houston Zoo, Houston, TX - co-op (2017) "Summer 2017 Application Open: December 1, 2016 – March 1, 2017" - Animal Care Internship - not sure if this is a paid opportunity
Houston Zoo, Houston, TX - co-op (2017) "Summer 2017 Application Open: December 1, 2016 – March 1, 2017" - Non-Animal Care Internship - not sure if this is a paid opportunity

Indiana University, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Bloomington, IN - co-op (2017)
, 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 and Conservation Naturalist Internship - "B.A. or B.S. preferred (not sure if it is a requirement)"
International Exotic Animal Sanctuary
, Boyd, TX - co-op (2017) 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"

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 (2016) enter Internship in keyword box of the National Audubon Society Career Center for current open positions at several locations - some positions are not paid, check each for details
National Zoo, Washington, D.C, - co-op (2017) Some positions are unpaid - check each opportunity for details
New England Aquarium, Boston, MA - co-op (2017) 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 (2017) 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.

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc, many locations - co-op Search (2017) select Search jobs for current internship opportunities on right side, then select only Internship under FILTER BY JOB TYPE
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 (2016) Intern Positions - "rehabilitation training that focuses on native species of wildlife (small mammals as well as a wide variety of birds (songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, sea birds, shore birds); participate in actual patient care and practice hands-on wildlife rehabilitation skill" - not a paid opportunity
Purdue University, School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN - co-op (2017) Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program - "..summer research fellowships for ... undergraduate students.."

San Diego Zoo, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego, CA - co-op (2017) "The 2017 fellowship postings will open December 1, 2016. The deadline to apply for 2017 summer fellowships is January 31, 2017" - 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 (2016)
Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester, NY - co-op (2017) "Deadline for all applications is the second Friday in January (2017)"- five-week long Pre-Veterinary Fellowship
Southwest National Primate Research Center, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX - co-op (2017) "Please check back in the late Fall of 2016 for 2017 Summer Internship opportunity" - Undergraduate and Graduate Student Internships

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, TX - co-op SEARCH (2017) Student Summer Internship Program - first select Clear All Categories, then select only Internship as Category - some positions are not paid
The Institute for Bird Populations, several locations (most are in California) co-op (2016)
Tulane National Primate Research Center
, Covington, LA - co-op (2017) "Application deadline is February 1 of each year"- "Positions will be available in Division of Veterinary Medicine's Environmental Enrichment Unit

University of Florida, Gainsville, FL - co-op, application (2017) 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 (2017) "Application deadline is Wednesday, February 10, 2017" - Summer Research Opportunities Program - Research opportunities include projects in areas of 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) "The application window for 2017 will run from December 1, 2016 through February 15, 2017" - "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 (2017) 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 (2017) Avian Care Internship

Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA - co-op (2017) "We will begin receiving applications for 2017 in February 2017" - Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Biomedicine
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc., Kendalia, TX - co-op (2016) - not paid
William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, NY - co-op, application (2017) Summer Experience in Equine Management
William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, NY - co-op, application (2017) Summer Experience in Farm Management
Wolf Education & Research Center, Winchester, ID - co-op (2017) "Applications for Summer 2017 will be available starting in November 2016"
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilation Center, Friday Harbor, WA - co-op (2017) "If you are interested in applying for an internship in 2017, please visit this web site again in ~ Nov 2016 for updated information" - not sure if these are paid positions

Zoological Society of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI - co-op (2017) "If you are interested in applying for Summer 2017 Education internships, check back in November 2016 for more information" - Education Internships - NOT sure if this is a paid opportunity