• 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

    2019 Summer Internship - Marketing Communications

    Employer: Lellenmand Animal Nutrition

    Position Type: Internship

    Deadline to Apply: November 30, 2018

    Location: Milwaukee Wisconsin

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


    Marketing Communications Coordinator

    Employer: Lallenmand Animal Nutrition

    Position Type: Job Posting

    Deadline to Apply: December 7, 2018

    Location: Milwaukee Wisconsin

    Link to Website or PDF: https://careers.lallemand.com/job-p...

    • Immediate Full-Time Opening: Marketing Communications Coordinator
    • The Marketing Communications Coordinator will report to the Marketing Communications Manager and be based out the Milwaukee, Wis. office. Key responsibilities of the successful candidate include, but may not be limited to, supporting the Marketing Communications team with tracking and accessing marketing tactics, scheduling, planning and supporting meetings and events, assisting in supplying materials to sales team and maintaining office supplies and order. Tasks associated with this position include:
       Work alongside Marketing Communications team and agency teams to track and assess outcomes of marketing tactics
       Support Marketing Communications team by distributing literature, product samples, giveaway items, etc. for internal and external requests
       Manage product literature inventory
       Working with internal creative team and agency to develop and execute advertising campaigns, sales materials, public relations and digital projects
       Helping manage and enforce brand guidelines with larger team
       Conducting media relations and maintaining relationships with trade editors
       Schedule/coordinate 10-15 internal and 3-5 customer meetings/trade shows/special events per year, with occasional travel to provide onsite support
       Coordinate travel, logistics, appointments and onsite needs for meetings in Milwaukee office
       Maintain relationships and negotiate rates with local hotels
       Support team with basic IT needs by facilitating requests and help liaise with internal IT team

    Is this position for you?
    To apply, please take 7-8 minutes to complete the Culture Index Survey and upload your resume at the link below:
    Thank you for your interest in our organization, please note that for reasons of submission volume, only retained candidates will be contacted.

    Dairy Farm Operations Manager

    Employer: Washington State University

    Position Type: Job Posting

    Location: Pullman Washington

    Link to Website or PDF: https://ansci.wsu.edu/kdc-manager/


    The Dairy Farm Operations Manager is responsible for the management of the
    Department of Animal Sciences Dairy herd (Knott Dairy Center). The manager is
    responsible for the planning, timing, and directing of personnel resources and
    facilities for major milking cow herd and replacement heifer events (calving,
    breeding, milking, nutrition and feeding, health care, forage utilization, and
    pasture schedules, milk and livestock sales). This position coordinates
    resources, time and facility issues, communications and organizational issues to
    coordinate multiple research, extension , and class usages. Additionally, the
    manager teaches classes and advises students as assigned by the department
    chair. The Dairy Farm Operations Manager is an important representative of the
    Department of Animal Sciences, WSU, and the dairy cattle industry.

    Required Qualifications

    Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in zoology, animal science, or closely related field and three (3) years of experience in a laboratory animal care facility which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and progressively responsible animal care experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis. Certification as a Laboratory Animal Technologist may be required within one (1) year of employment.

    Additional Requirements

    Three (3) years experience managing a dairy cattle operation.
    A minimum 1 year of supervisory experience and a 1 year teaching experience.
    Knowledge and experience with the dairy industry.
    Knowledge and experience with pasture and range management.
    Knowledge and experience with budgeting and economic forecasting.
    Must have demonstrated ability to operate heavy equipment safely.
    Must be able to obtain a pesticide/herbicide license within six (6) months of hire.
    Possession of, or ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver’s license.
    Possession of, or ability to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) within three (3) months of hire.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master’s degree in Animal Sciences or related field.

    This position has been reposted and will remain open until filled. Screening will begin September 24, 2018

    Part-Time Job Blue Grass Stockyards- Brooks Meats

    Employer: Brooks Meats, Blue Grass Stockyards

    Position Type: Job Posting

    Location: Lexington Kentucky


    We are searching for someone to work at Brooks Meats, the butcher shop at Blue Grass Stockyards. This is a great opportunity for any student who would like to learn more about the consumer end of the meat industry. Brooks Meats will be located in the heart of Blue Grass Stockyards. Anyone working there will have access to all kinds of people in the agriculture community who pass through our doors daily.  If interested please contact Lauralee Estill lestill@bgstockyards.com


    Lauralee Estill

    Event Coordinator 

    Blue Grass Regional Marketplace 

    4561 Iron Works Pike

    Lexington, KY 40511


    office 859-255-7701

    cell 606-748-0537



    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