Internship Opportunities

Below is a sampling of internship opportunities for ANSC Students. Students interested in learning about earning academic credit for an internship should read the detailed information on this process posted on the Academic Credit page.

Campus Farm - College Park, MD
Gain large animal experience with sheep, horses, cattle, chickens, and pigs located right on campus. Open ONLY to currently enrolled UMD students. Volunteer. Contact the Assistant Farm Manager, Rose Cardinal for more information.

UMD Dairy Farm - Clarksville, MD
Get farm and milking experience working at a fully operational dairy that also conducts research. Paid. Contact Brian Spielman.

Wye Research Facility - Queenstown, MD
Work at a beef cattle farm and get experience in animal management, breeding, calving, and pasture management. Paid. Housing available on farm.

National Zoo Internships - Washington, DC
Gain experience working with visitors or exotic animals at the National Zoo through a variety of internships. Unpaid.

Smithsonian Institution National Zoological Park (NZP) - Washington, DC
Past Internship opportunities include:

  • Research Programs Internship in Laboratory Management

  • Research Programs Internship in Reproductive Science

  • Research Programs Training of Trainers Program Development Intern
  • Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability

Academic Background Required: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Citizenship Required: U.S. Citizens, Permanent U.S. Residents, Non U.S. Citizens/Residents

Baltimore Aquarium Internships - Baltimore, MD
Internships available in a variety of fields such as animal care, aquaculture, aviculture, horticulture, herpetology, conservation, government affairs, media relations, training, etc. Unpaid.

Days End Horse Farm - Lisbon, MD
Days End Farm Horse Rescue’s Internship Program is designed to immerse participants in the daily operations of a non -profit horse rescue by giving them an unique opportunity to work with neglected and abused horses seized by state -wide Animal Control agencies. Through education and interaction, students gain experience working with equine professionals and the public throughout the rescue and rehabilitation process. Interns can expect to gain significant equine husbandry experience, recognize equine cruelty and neglect, receive training in basic rehabilitation, and learn about horse psychology and its application in training. Stipend available, on site housing available.

Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) - KY
Through this internship, students integrate academic studies with practical experience, leadership and responsibility as a contributing participant on a Central Kentucky horse farm. Aside from farm commitments, students are introduced into a network of equine professionals representing multifaceted careers in the equine profession. Paid.