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Internet Resources

The following is a list of very large clearing houses for all sorts of internships.

GENERAL INTERNSHIPS:

  • Animal Jobs Direct - site with information and advice about, and working with, animals
  • InternMatch - a place to find internships, jobs and resources
  • Internships in Ecology, Animal & Plant Biology, and Marine Science. 
  • Internship Programs.com
  • Internships International, LLC  - a link to an organization that specializes in international internships
  • neuvoo.com a job search engine
  • Urban Employ - features entry level positions and internships in key markets like Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and throughout the United States. See what's available in your area!
  • UVM Environmental Internships  - This is the internship website of the UVM Environmental Program. It contains the web addresses of a variety of organizations and programs, many of which offer internships, field programs, environmental education programs, advocacy and legislative work.  A number of them pertain to animal-related fields. Summer opportunities are listed too.
  • UVM Catamount Job Link  UVM's job and career management system to help you find and apply to jobs and internships.
  • Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) - VBSR is a non-profit, statewide business trade organization with a mission to advance business ethics that value multiple bottom lines- economic, social, and environmental. They have a very diverse business membership that represents all sectors and geographic regions of Vermont. Many of these businesses offer paid internships. To see what's currently available, go to: www.vbsr.org/intern_program
Additional leads and information that may help you locate internship opportunities are found on the the Department of Animal Science's Careers webpage.

US GOVERNMENT INTERNSHIPS, SUMMER JOBS, VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

A great range of animal-related and biological science opportunities are available through the many departments and agencies of the federal government. The USDA, the Bureau of Land Management, the Centers for Disease Control...just to name a few.  All of them have student internships, paid summer employment, and volunteer programs. There are field positions, administrative positions, research and laboratory positions, and more.  These are listed and described at: USA Jobs

Another strategy for locating opportunities in the federal government is to contact departments of interest directly. For example, if you are interested in learning about opportunities at the USDA you can visit its website ( www.usda.gov ) and do a search for internships. Another example: the US Fish and Wildlife Service . These sites describe the department's programs and opportunities.  If you identify an interesting office or program go ahead and contact it -- even if it looks like no internship is available. Who knows -- if you make your interests and needs known to the right person, you might be able to "create" an opportunity for yourself. It happens all the time. 



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