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University of Rhode Island — Animal & Veterinary Science

Should I apply for an internship?

Working as an intern in a professional setting can be a great way to experience your discipline in the real world. You'll be able to meet and observe the professionals whom you might aspire to be. These internship experiences often lead to job offers after graduation and acceptance and financial support for competitive graduate programs. Also, you may be able to earn academic credit that will count toward graduation.

A variety of internship opportunities are available to animal science students and are usually dependent upon individual interests. In the past, animal and veterinary science interns have worked at wildlife rehabilitation centers, horse farms, local veterinary clinics, learned skills from farriers, or done research at zoos and aquariums.