• 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

    Food Scientist

    Employer: Ameriqual Foods

    Position Type: Job Posting

    Location: Evansville Indiana

    Link to Website or PDF: https://ameriqualgroup.com/careers/

    Comments:

    Job Description: This position performs various tasks related to day to day production support, new product development, existing product revisions and manufacturing processes.

    AmeriQual specializes in shelf-stable food/beverage manufacturing and production. We make a majority of the MRE’s for the Department of Defense and have cutting edge partnerships with a wide variety of commercial companies. Working in the food industry, our food science, thermo processing team, and quality departments are fundamental to our consistent safety and success.

     

    Why Work at AmeriQual?

    AmeriQual is a great company for new grads and experienced applicants to work for because on one hand, our intimate food science department allows the team to work closely together, get exposure to a variety of projects, and develop strong relationships with our staff and management teams. On the other hand, our diverse clientele and fast pace environment provides team members with extensive exposure to a variety of products. AmeriQual is continually growing and is focusing on developing and promoting our current team members when possible.

    For more information please go to: https://ameriqualgroup.com/careers/  

    2019 Food Science and Thermal Processing Summer 2019 Internships

    Employer: Ameriqual Foods

    Position Type: Internship

    Location: Evansville Indiana

    Link to Website or PDF: https://ameriqualgroup.com/careers/

    Comments:

    AmeriQual specializes in shelf-stable food/beverage manufacturing and production. We make a majority of the MRE’s for the Department of Defense and have cutting edge partnerships with a wide variety of commercial companies. Working in the food industry, our food science, thermo processing team, and quality departments are fundamental to our consistent safety and success.

     

    Why Work at AmeriQual?

    AmeriQual is a great company for new grads and experienced applicants to work for because on one hand, our intimate food science department allows the team to work closely together, get exposure to a variety of projects, and develop strong relationships with our staff and management teams. On the other hand, our diverse clientele and fast pace environment provides team members with extensive exposure to a variety of products. AmeriQual is continually growing and is focusing on developing and promoting our current team members when possible.

     

    Opportunities

    We are currently looking for 2019 summer interns in food science and thermal processing as well as a full-time rotational food scientist.

    Please go to https://ameriqualgroup.com/careers/  for more information.

    Camp Kippewa ag educator and equestrian instructors

    Employer: Camp Kippewa

    Position Type: Job Posting

    Location: Monmouth Maine

    Comments:

    Camp Kippewa (Monmouth, Maine) is looking for an ag educator and equestrian instructors for their summer program. The candidates would live in a cabin with 2-3 other counselors as well as 8-12 campers. Camp runs two 3.5 week sessions (approximate work dates June 5 – Aug 15th). Pay is $1500-1700 for the summer with additional $200 for travel and $200 end of summer bonus. Room and board (including food and laundry) is included. Camp prides itself on hiring international employees (30% of bunk staff and 90% of support staff) so is an awesome opportunity to work with some neat people and a great opportunity to teach in a fun environment!

    UK Swine Reserach Unit- student worker

    Employer: UK Swine Research Unit

    Position Type: Job Posting

    Location: Versailles KY

    Comments:

    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

    Comments:

    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

    Comments:

    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

Smithfield

Seaboard Foods

Hoard's Dairyman

American Sheep Industry

Southern States

Cargill

Alltech

Neogen

Purina

Zoetis

William H Miner Agricultural Research Institute

Petsmart

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

Disney

Agriculture careers search

AG Careers

Yard and Groom

Federal Jobs