• Welcome to the Animal and Food Sciences Department’s Internship and Job Posting website.

    Internships and animal related jobs are a wonderful way to gain experience into the animal and agricultural industries and we applaud your decision to become involved outside of UK academics.

    Please note that the postings below are outside of the University’s control and you should research each opportunity carefully. Look into the credibility, reliability, and stability of each opportunity and always be aware of issues pertaining to your personal safety. When in doubt seek a different opportunity.

    We wish for you a safe, educational, and fun experience!

  • Internships & Job Opportunities
  • Job Listings

    AFS Student Worker - Maine Chance Farm (Equine Unit)

    Employer: University of Kentucky's Maine Chance Farm (Equine Unit)

    Position Type: Job Posting

    Location: Lexington Kentucky


    Job Title: AFS Student Worker

    Requisition Number: DU04126

    Department: 81070  Animal and Food Sciences

    Salary Range: $ 8.25 - $ 10.00

    Part- Time

    Required Education:  HS

    Job Description:

    UK Maine Chance Farm (Horse Unit)  -  Responsible for the routine daily care of the horses (mares, foals, and yearlings), which includes, but is not limited to mucking stalls, feeding, grooming, basic ground work, assisting with veterinary and blacksmith work, operate equipment and general barn care.


    Attention to detail, good work ethic, punctuality, good communication skills are required. Some equine/farm experience preferred, but skills can be taught to those willing.


    Candidates must be able to lift 50 lbs and be able to perform the physical tasks required of the position. Hours of operation are 7am -4pm. Some weekends will be required.


    Email resume and availability to: tim.jedra@uky.edu



    Tim Jedra

    2660 Equine Campus Rd. A3

    Lexington, Kentucky 40511

    (315) 730-9744

    Point Pleasant Angus Internship

    Employer: Point Pleasant Angus

    Position Type: Internship

    Link to Website or PDF: http://pointpleasantfarms.com/


    Summer Internship Opportunity
    We are recruiting for our 2020 summer intern who will live on the farm, manage our show
    string, assist with daily chores and get down and dirty with the day-to-day operations of
    managing a registered Angus herd.
    Our intern will gain experience with veterinary care, nutrition, breeding, genetic
    improvement through AI and our embryo program, data collection, pasture maintenance,
    breaking, grooming, fitting, clipping and showing. Most importantly, the intern will learn to
    work with a diverse team and polish their leadership and management skills.
    This is a paid position from mid-May to mid-August with housing provided. Experience with
    show cattle is required. To apply, send us your resumes and a short write up of your
    experience and interest in the position at pointpleasantangus@gmail.com.

    UK Swine Reserach Unit- student worker

    Employer: UK Swine Research Unit

    Position Type: Job Posting

    Location: Versailles KY


    Employment opportunity for a University of Kentucky student at the UK Swine Research Unit

    Located near Versailles, off of US-62                                                

    ¨ Positions available immediately!

    ¨ Experience all aspects of production and research; work it into a ASC 399 internship project

    ¨ Up to 20 hrs/wk in the academic year!

    For more information please contact:

    Dr. Merlin Lindemann; Professor of Animal and Food Sciences

    Phone: 257-7524

    Email: merlin.lindermann@uky.edu

    Jim Monegue; Agriculture Research Specialist

    Swine Farm Manager

    Phone: 873-6587 ext. 289

    Email: jmonegue@uky.edu

    UKY Dairy -student worker

    Employer: UKY Coldstream Dairy

    Position Type: Job Posting

    Location: Lexington KY


    The University of Kentucky Coldstream Dairy is hiring students to milk for the fall semester.  This would be a good opportunity for students to get some entry level experience with dairy and handling large animals. 

    Students can work 20 hours per week during the semester. We milk two times a day, once at 4:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. seven days a week.  We usually are done milking and cleaned up in the mornings around7:45-8:00 a.m. and done around 6:30-7:00p.m. in the evenings. 

    For more information please contact Matt Collins, Assistant Herdsman, by email jmco273@uky.edu.



Do you have a job, internship or other opportunity you would like posted?  

Please email Colette.Tebeau@uky.edu. Be sure to include the job title, employer name, job location, application deadline and job description. Also please include how to apply and a url to your company's website.

Other Job boards and internship opportunties

If you don't see an opportunity that appeals to you on our website, check out some of these other organizations for additional prospects:

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

United States Department of Agriculture

USDA - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension

Kentucky Farm Bureau

National Cattlemen's Association

Certified Angus Beef

National Pork Board

National Swine Registry


Seaboard Foods

Hoard's Dairyman

American Sheep Industry

Southern States






William H Miner Agricultural Research Institute


American Horse Publications

American Quarter Horse Association

American Paint Horse Association

Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Inc.

Kentucky Horse Council

Colorado State University Equine Breeding Farm Internship

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

Kentucky Equine Managment Internship

Virginia Tech M.A.R.E Center Undergraduate Summer Internships

Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital

U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Audubon Nature Institute

Monterey Bay Aquarium


Agriculture careers search

AG Careers

Yard and Groom

Federal Jobs