Internships

Veterinary Assistant/ Student positions - The Hampshire Veterinary Clinic is looking for students who are interested in gaining on the job training working 3 to 8 hours per week assisting the veterinarians. This is a paid position, hours are flexible.  Please call the clinic 549-5800 for additional information.  Hampshire Veterinary Clinic, 260 Snell Street, Amherst, MA .

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is offering an Equine Apprenticeship Program. Apprentices will spend one year living, working, and training at the UMass Hadley Farm with the herd of Bay State Morgans and Hanoverians UM. The apprenticeship includes all areas of equine management, breeding, and training providing a valuable opportunity for students who have graduated from an equine–related associate or bachelor’s degree program to further their industry skills and gain valuable work experience.

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Internship Challenge offers paid internships that allow our students to gain invaluable experience with biotechnology companies.

Dow AgroSciences LLC offers an extensive and exciting laboratory-based Research & Development Summer Intern Program located at their global headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.  This is a paid internship; salaries are adjusted according to the student’s year in school and subsidized housing is available for qualified students. Applications will be accepted between August 1 and November 1, 2015 for the 2016 program.

The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program is dedicated to improving the opportunities for college students wishing to pursue a career in the field of equine management.  The KEMI program opens the door to the Thoroughbred industry for highly motivated students with a strong work ethic and sincere interest in horses.  KEMI offers a comprehensive educational experience for students enrolled for academic credit through a sponsoring college or university, or for recent graduates of such institutions. Through the 22 week internship, students integrate academic studies with practical experience, leadership and responsibility as a contributing participant on a Central Kentucky horse farm. During the first week of the course, students participate in Orientation activities as a group and are introduced into a network of equine professionals representing multifaceted careers in the equine profession.  After the first week, students are employed full-time by participating farms where they become familiar with the day-to-day management of horses on commercial thoroughbred farms. Together, the employment and classroom components increase the potential for successful employment following completion of the course.

The Goat Girls Brush Clearing offers UMass students opportunities to participate in internships.  Contact Emily Peterson, barn manager and assistant program director.

The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, New York is offering a Research Technician position and an Internship in Agricultural Research.

The Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI) in Springfield, Massachusetts currently has an open position for a Research Lab Assistant II.  Click here for additional information.

Patient Navigators (part-time) sought to work with American Cancer Society grant funded researcher, Dr. Karen Lasser.  Click here for additional information.

New England Aquarium offers internships.

Mystic Aquarium offers internships.

BioSpace posts career opportunities.


Investigate the Saul T. Wilson, Jr. Internship

As a Saul T. Wilson, Jr., intern, you will experience the real-world situations facing Federal regulatory veterinarians every day. Working in the field, you may:
•     Assist with veterinary technician duties;
•     Observe and/or conduct testing and identification activities to support disease management programs for livestock such as cattle, swine, and cervids;
•     Contact owners to schedule animal disease testing;
•     Attach animal identification tags and help with recordkeeping;
•     Draw blood samples for laboratory testing;
•     Brand animals that react to certain tests;
•     Help supervise disinfection and cleaning at affected sites.
Working in one of our animal health laboratories, you may:
•     Conduct routine tests,
•     Log in test samples,
•     Track test results,
•     Prepare specimens.
In an office setting, you may assist our disease programs with:
•     Information gathering and data  collection;
•     Data verification, tracking, coding, and entry;
•     Document review and literature searches;
•     Statistical, quantitative, or qualitative analysis;
•     Producing preliminary analytical reports.

Investigate the Daniel E. Salmon Internship

The Daniel E. Salmon internship provides students:
1) Up to $5,000 per year for undergraduate studies and up to $10,000 for graduate studies for tuition and fees associated with your course of study.
2) Paid employment during summer and school breaks as a Student Trainee, participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System and theThrift Savings Plan (401K), and paid vacation and sick leave. Based on the length of the work periods, compensation may also include health insurance benefits.
3) The possibility of conversion, without further competition, to a permanent appointment with APHIS upon successful completion of Pathways Program, with required degree, training, and other work requirements.

After completing all of the mandatory requirements for the program, the student must become a full-time agency employee for at least 1 calendar year (12 months) for each school year (2 semesters, 3 quarters, or the equivalent) that the student was covered by the internship. If the student intern does not accept an APHIS employment offer, he or she must reimburse APHIS for all financial assistance received under the Salmon internship program. If the intern fails to serve the entire length of the mandatory APHIS employment period, he or she must reimburse the agency a prorated share of the funds awarded.