• 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

    National Turkey Federation Summer 2019 Internships

    Employer: National Turkey Federation

    Position Type: Internship

    Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2019

    Location: Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.

    Link to Website or PDF: https://files.constantcontact.com/0...


    The National Turkey Federation is currently accepting internship applications for the Summer 2019 semester in our Washington, D.C. office. We seek a recent graduate or a currently enrolled junior or senior with a desire to learn about and advocate for the turkey industry. Pursuit of, or degree in, poultry science or animal science is strongly desired but not mandatory. Our internship is paid, and we will assist candidates with finding housing. NTF is proud to offer internships during the fall, spring and summer terms.

    This competitive internship strives to provide a strong understanding of the legislative and regulatory process, communications management and trade association structure. Interns will have the opportunity to:

    ·        Attend meetings with other agriculture organizations.

    ·        Attend Congressional hearings and briefings.

    ·        Draft messages to reach key stakeholders.

    ·        Assist Governmental Affairs team with critical projects.

    ·        Visit a turkey production facility.


    We ask that candidates send a resume, a letter of recommendation and a cover letter by close of business on Friday, March 15th


    Thank you for your continued support,

    Rebecca Mackey

    Office Coordinator

    National Turkey Federation


    UK Poultry Farm - part-time student worker

    Employer: University of Kentucky, Animal and Food Science Department

    Position Type: Job Posting

    Location: Lexington Kentucky


    The UK Poultry Unit is hiring 2 student workers.  You can work up to 20 hours per week and your schedule will be built around your class schedule. 

    Free student housing will be available starting in May 2019. 

    To apply contact Mr. Mike Ford 859-259-1701.

    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.



    Meat Industry Internship Opportunties

    Employer: American Association of Meat Processors

    Position Type: Internship

    Location: variable locations variable locations


    American Association of Meat Processor’s Internship Program provides opportunities for students and for recent graduates to gain additional knowledge and experience in the meat industry. Both internship and full-time job opportunities are available at local businesses across the country.

    Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

    Internship Benefits:
    • Exposure to another side of the meat industry
    • Connect with small businesses and the local food movement
    • Gain experience in every facet of the meat industry
    • Hands on experience with: slaughter, fabrication, further
    processing, product development, HACCP and food safety
    systems, cleaning and sanitizing procedures, USDA-FSIS
    regulations, marketing and retail sales
    • Opportunities available for 2019

    PDF iconaamp_intership_program_2018.pdf

    If interested, please contact Nelson Gaydos, Outreach Specialist at nelson@aamp.com, or 717-367-1168.

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