• 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

    Animal Nutrition Adjunct Position

    Employer: Georgetown College

    Position Type: Job Posting

    Location: Georgetown Kentucky


    The Biology Department at Georgetown College is looking to fill an adjunct position to teach a 3-hour introductory course in Animal Nutrition this fall (2018).  If you know of a graduate student or current adjunct with the proper background who is looking for teaching experience, please have them contact Dr. Rick Kopp, Professor and Chair of Biology at Rick_Kopp@georgetowncollege.edu and I will be happy to discuss additional details.  We would prefer to hire someone with at least a master’s degree, but a candidate who has completed a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the discipline would be considered. 


    Our Animal Nutrition class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  It is designed for pre-vet students and does not count towards a Biology major, so enrollments are generally low (only 7 are enrolled at this point).

    TAMU Ph.D graduate research assistantship

    Employer: Dr. Kathrin Dunlap - Texas A & M

    Position Type: Job Posting

    Deadline to Apply: August 1, 2018

    Location: College Station Texas


    A graduate research assistantship (Ph.D. level) is currently available for a highly motivated student to join Dr. Kathrin Dunlap’s laboratory within the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University.  This position will focus on pedagogical research within the discipline of Animal Science.  Research areas include assessment, engagement, high impact learning experiences, and instructional design. The successful candidate must have a genuine interest in teaching and general knowledge of animal science.  Applicants must have a M.S. in Animal Science, Agriculture Education, Communications, Leadership, or closely related field.   Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Kathrin Dunlap (kdunlap@tamu.edu) prior to submitting an application.  Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer/educator, committed to diversity. 

    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.

    Coldstream Dairy Farm -Student Position

    Employer: UK Coldstream Dairy

    Position Type: Job Posting

    Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2018

    Location: Lexington Kentucky


    The UK Coldstream Dairy is hiring students to work over the summer at the dairy.  This would be a great opportunity for students to obtain some dairy and large animal experience.  They can work part-time or up to 40 hours per week.

    Student responsibilities would include milking, helping feed, taking care of the calves, vaccinating animals, and overall upkeep of the dairy. 

    Please contact Matt Collins, Assistant Dairy Manager 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