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Animal Science Internship Program

Internship Opportunities

Internships are a great way to acquire "hands-on" experience in a field of interest to the student and provide learning experiences that are difficult, if not impossible, to realize in a classroom setting. Although internships are completely voluntary, all undergraduate students are encouraged to do an internship at some point in their academic career. Internships are especially recommended for students with sophomore/junior status as it allows for evaluation of career choices and opportunities prior to graduation. Although most internships are conducted during the summer months, internships can be done any time of the year (i.e. during the semester, during holiday breaks, or simply on weekends, etc.). 

The University of Wyoming allows students to earn academic credits for their internships. Only students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better and sophomore or higher standing are eligible to earn internship credit. Students are limited to a maximum of 8 credit hours of internship during their academic career. The length, semester(s), and hours of internship credit earned through UW can be individualized to the student. To earn credit, students prepare a paper describing their internship learning experiences and a 5 to 10-minute promotional video. Requirements for each of these may be found in more detail in the below links.

Students make all the arrangements for their internship including finding and contacting a Cooperator. Initial contact with a potential cooperator may be made by the student or at the suggestion of their academic adviser or the internship coordinator. A completed Memorandum of Agreement Form (found in a link at the bottom of this page) must be completed before the start of the internship. This is an online form that requires approval by the cooperator, academic advisor, department head, and internship coordinator. 

A database of internship opportunities is always being updated by Animal Science faculty and staff.  You'll find the "Animal Science Internship Listings" link at the bottom of this page.  

If you have any questions about the internship program, please contact:

McKensie Harris
Internship Program Coordinator
AS/MB Rm 112, Department of Animal Science, University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-2334
Fax: 307-766-2355


Student Testimonials



Alex Ames

Smithfield Feed Mill Internship 

Calibrating equipment and unloading feed ingredients are just a few of the duties that kept Alex busy this summer in Milford, Utah. From the hands off internship style to the new experiences that came along with his learning he thoroughly enjoyed his time with Smithfield and says he "would highly reccomend this internship to a fellow student considering getting into animal nutrition."


Katie Hazlewood

NCBA Convention Internship

As a NCBA Convention intern Katie worked hard to ensure all tasks were completed and the convention ran as smoothly as possible. From assisting with the trade show to getting the opportunity to meet other interns from across the country Katie says this was an experience she will surely never forget. 


Callie Clingman

UW Laramie Research and Extension Center Internship

Whether it was processing rams for the Ram Test, trailing flocks to pasture or spending quality time with Lobo the guard dog Callie gained invaluable skills during her time as an intern with the Laramie Research and Extension Center. 


Shelby Gourley

Swine Time 101 Internship

Spending 10 weeks on a sow farm is exactly what Shelby's summer consisted of. Breeding and farrowing sows is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the skills she has gained. 



Dylan Laverell

Sweet Grass County Extension Internship

Aside from the natural beauty of Big Timber, Montana Dylan kept himself busy this summer as an intern with county extension office. As an ag based community events such as the county fair were very important and some of the highlights of Dylan's time up north. Being out in the field and heading to the meat locker were all in a hard days work as an extension intern and Dylan would certainly recommend this experience to anyone. 



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Animal Science Internship Listings

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Memorandum of Agreement Form

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2224

Fax: (307) 766-2355


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