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Animal Sciences student feeding lemurs during her internship

Internships, both on and off-campus, afford you the chance to apply your knowledge outside of the classroom. Animal Sciences students complete internships throughout the year at animal shelters/rescues, production facilities, vet clinics, zoos, and more. You can also work with a faculty member to apply internship experience to academic credit, fulfilling the experiential learning requirement.

The College of ACES the Department of Animal Sciences have resources to help students find an internship that best suites them:

  • ACES Career Services provides instruction on how to best prepare cover letters and resumes and connects students with various job boards to find internships.
  • The Animal Sciences Blog is frequently updated with internship openings as well as volunteer positions, scholarships, and other unique opportunities. You can subscribe to the blog receive notifications on updates.
  • Various companion animal internships and other work opportunities can also be found on our Companion Animal Internships page.