Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities
for 2016
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Students

Organizations that have updated for 2016
or offer opportunities on an annual basis will have (2016)

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

Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, AK - co-op (2016) not paid opportunities; housing is provided
Alpha Genesis, Inc., Yemassee, SC - co-op (2016) 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 (2016) "students interested in summer employment, must apply via our recruitment site, Click "search for jobs" and then select "Game and Fish Department" from the agency dropdown; select 20223 STATE GOVERNMENT INTERN-2016 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
Association of Zoos & Acquariums - job listings (2016) select internships under Search Jobs for oppoartunities 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) "Applications for Summer 2016 will open around December 2015. Please check back then" - REU-Raptor Research
Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY - co-op (2016) Conservation Education Fellowship

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 (2016) check out each opportunity for details and application/starting dates - not sure if these are paid opportunities
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland, OH - co-op (2016) Animal Keeper Seasonal Program
College of Charleston, Grice Marine Laboratory (Fort Johnson Summer Research Program), Charleston, SC - co-op (2015) "The Fort Johnson REU program will be on hiatus for summer 2016" - Summer Research in Marine Organism Health
Colorado State University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ft. Collins, CO - co-op, application (2016) 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 (2016) College Internship Program - not a paid opportunity

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX - co-op (2016)

Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale, NY - co-op (2016) "Three-month Summer internship June through August" - contact information at bottom

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, PA - co-op (2016) "Hawk Mountain trains up to 14 exceptional individuals per year" - not sure if these are paid positions
Houston Zoo, Houston, TX - co-op (2016) scroll down to Paid Internship – Collegiate Conservation Program, Internships - "Summer 2016 Application Open: December 1, 2015 – March 1, 2016"
Houston Zoo, Houston, TX - co-op (2016) "Summer 2016 Application Open: December 1, 2015 – March 1, 2016" - not sure if these are paid opportunities
Houston Zoo, Houston, TX - co-op (2016) "Summer 2016 Application Open: December 1, 2015 – March 1, 2016" - Collegiate Conservation Program

Indiana University, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Bloomington, IN - co-op (2016)
, St Louis, MO - co-op (2016) 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 (2016) Naturalist Intern - "B.A. or B.S.(degree) preferred"
International Exotic Animal Sanctuary
, Boyd, TX - co-op (2016) Vehicles, housing and stipend are provided
International Wolf Center
, Ely, MN - co-op (2016) 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 (some 2015 information) (2016) "8 week program running from June 4, 2016 - July 30, 2016" - George Washington Carver Internship Program - "Disciplines commonly providing opportunities are ... animal science..."

Kansas State University, College of Agriculture, Manhattan, KS - co-op (2016) Multicultural Summer Research Fellowship - Veterinary Medicine/Pre-Veterinary Medicine is one particcipating department

Merck & Co., Inc, several locations - co-op Search (2016) select STUDENT/GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES Learn More and apply - scroll down for position list - Animal Health Intern positions listed - "Currently enrolled in Animal Science, Agribusiness, Agriscience, Agrieconomics, Veterinary School, or Animal Health related degree program"
Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI - co-op (2016) Undergraduate Student Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences - Faculty Trainers in Cardiovascular & hypertension research, Airway resarch, Blood cells and components in tissue pathology research
Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI - co-op, application (2016) Enrichment Summer Program
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA - co-op (2016) "We will open up the application process for summer 2016 in late November 2015." - 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 (2016) Research Internship Program - Some positions are unpaid - check each opportunity for details
New England Aquarium, Boston, MA - co-op (2016) these positions are not paid
Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, Brooksville, MS - co-op (2016) - scroll down to Internships - "Dorm-style housing and reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses ($100/work-week) are available on a limited basis"

Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, OR - co-op (2016) Summer Fellowship Program

Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Orient Point, NY - co-op (2016) 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"
Purdue University, School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN - co-op (2016) Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program - "..summer research fellowships for ... undergraduate students.."

San Diego Zoo, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego, CA - co-op (2016) Conservation Research Summer College Student Fellowships
San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco, CA - co-op SEARCH (2015)
Seaworld Orlando, Orlando, FL - co-op (2016) enter Intern in Keywords/Requisition #: box - some positions are not paid
Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester, NY - co-op (2016) five-week long Pre-Veterinary Fellowship
Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney, MI - co-op (2016) Visitor Services Internships
Southwest National Primate Research Center, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX - co-op (2016) "Please check back in the Fall of 2015 for information regarding the Summer of 2016 SNPRC internship program" - Summer Intern program

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, TX - co-op SEARCH (2016) 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 (scroll down to Undergraduates) (2016) "Application deadline is February 1 of each year"- "Positions will be available in Division of Veterinary Medicine's Environmental Enrichment Unit
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL - co-op (2015) "Application for the 2015 Summer IBS REU program are currently being accepted " - 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, Columbia, MO - co-op, application (2016) Miller Summer Program in Animal Sciences
US Fish & Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. - co-op SEARCH (2016) several positions listed in many different locations; not all are paid positions - - most are National Wildlife Refuges

Ventana Wildlife Society, Salinas, CA - co-op (2015) Seasonal Single Day Adventures and Condor Wilderness Camp Instructor – Summer 2015
Ventana Wildlife Society, Salinas, CA - co-op (2015) Seasonal Instructor - Wee Ones Program and Single Day Adventures, Summer 2015

Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc., Kendalia, TX - co-op (2016) - not paid
William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, NY - co-op, application (2016) Select Summer Experience in Equine Management from left hand column, then scroll down
William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, NY - co-op, application (2016) Select Summer Experience in Farm Management from left hand column, then scroll down
Wolf Education & Research Center, Winchester, ID - co-op (2016) "The next application for Summer 2016 will begin November 1st"
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilation Center, Friday Harbor, WA - co-op (2016) "If you wish to apply for an internship in 2016, please visit this web site again in ~ Nov 2015 for updated information" - not sure if these are paid positions

Zoological Society of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI - co-op (2016) " If you are interested in applying for Summer 2016 Education internships, check back in November for more information. The application deadline for Summer 2016 is February 9, 2016" - Education Internships - NOT sure if this is a paid opportunity