University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of ACES
ACES Animal Sciences
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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 Department of Animal Sciences has compiled a list of internships to help students discover opportunities that appeal to their interests.

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Other internship resources include our Experimental Research Units Internship Program, which is designed to give students hands-on experience at our Animal Sciences campus research units, and the Champaign County Humane Society/Department of Animal Sciences Internship Program, a great way for students to get involved in our local humane society.  

ACES Career Services also provides instruction on how to best prepare cover letters and resumes and connects ACES students with various job boards to find internships.