Summer Internship Opportunity with Animal Ag Alliance

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is currently accepting applications for summer 2019. Candidates should have a passion for agriculture, willingness to learn, and excellent oral and written communications skills. Interested candidates, please complete the online application formThe summer application deadline is December 15, 2018.

We offer paid internship positions throughout the year (1 position in spring, 2 in summer, 1 in fall). All positions are full-time (40 hours/week) and based in the Alliance’s office located in Arlington, VA near the Courthouse Metro Station.

Alliance interns assist with social media content production, research of key issues in animal agriculture, media monitoring, legislative tracking, developing reports and member resources and a variety of other projects along with supporting the Alliance team in executing projects like the annual Stakeholders Summit, College Aggies Online, trade show booths, marketing campaigns and more. Interns function as full-fledged members of the Alliance team and will be asked to contribute at a high level to help us achieve our mission of bridging the communication gap between farm and fork.

To learn more about the Alliance, visit 

OneUSDA Internship-Summer 2019

As part of the Federal Pathways Program, the OneUSDA Internship will provide students a way to explore serving their country through a career in government while gaining work experience in agriculture, natural resources, rural development, and other career fields.

In the Summer of 2019, USDA will hire Pathways Interns in hundreds of locations across every state for the following occupational fields:

  • Veterinary Science
  • Biological Sciences (e.g., natural resources management forestry, wildlife biology, fish biology, ecology, botany, rangeland management, recreation)
  • Engineering
  • Agribusiness, Contracting, Procurement, and Industry
  • General Administration and Office Support

USDA will start reviewing applications on December 9, and the application window will close on January 18, 2019.

After choosing the geographic region of preference and the career path that best matches with students’ area of study and professional aspirations at, students simply follow the weblinks to to set up an account, then follow the prompts to apply to the internship.

For more information, visit

Hen Hatch

Hen Hatch is UD’s premier startup funding competition. Entrepreneurial students, alumni, faculty and staff make connections, collect feedback on ideas and compete for startup cash and prizes. Participants in Hen Hatch receive guidance, visibility, startup funding and in-kind services to help develop and improve their business concepts. More information is available on the Horn Entrepreneurship website.

An outline and suggestions for what to include in the submission are available on the application page for Hen Hatch.

ENVISION- Undergraduate Research Experience

Envision is a three-year undergraduate research experience funded through the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) focused on generating the next generation of Agricultural Scientists. As minorities are underrepresented in these disciplines and research target areas, this project was developed to address this disparity.

With partnering institutions (Lincoln University, Delaware State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore), at minimum of ten (10) undergraduates will work with project investigators to develop their own hypothesis-based research project, document this using video production training, and present on this work at both public (Delaware State Fair) and scientific (UD Symposium) audiences. The summer includes training in video equipment, editing and storytelling, industry trips, laboratory and safety training, and participation in team-building activities.

Participants will be paired with faculty members in the areas of Animal Health and Disease; Bioenergy and the Environment; Food Microbiology and Safety; Genetics and Genomics; or Physiology, Immunology, and Animal Nutrition based on student interest and faculty availability.

Students from the University of Delaware and the list partner institutions are encouraged to apply.  The 10-week, 2019 ENVISION program will be held on the University of Delaware campus in Newark, Delaware. Students will each received a $4,000 stipend for personal and food expenses and can be provided on campus housing by request.

Contact Dr. Mark Parcells, Animal and Food Sciences Faculty Coordinator at

To apply, visit the application process page at  Applications will be accepted through March 18, 2019


Unique Strengths Undergraduate Research Internships

Through the generosity of our donors, the CANR Unique Strengths summer undergraduate research internship program will provide support for a 10-week undergraduate research internship experience with a CANR faculty member.  The CANR Unique Strengths encompass five research areas:

  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Mitigation of and adaptation to climate change
  • A “one health” approach to animal, plant, human and ecosystems;
  • Sustainable food systems, landscapes and ecosystems; and
  • The human dimensions of agriculture and natural resources

Eligible undergraduates must be nominated by a CANR faculty member.  Once nominated, each nominee will need to provide a brief personal statement articulating how the internship experience with the nominating faculty member will serve their longer-term career goals and interests.  Nominees must also provide a transcript (unofficial is ok) and a description of their prior research experiences (if, applicable).

Interns will receive a $4,250 stipend and $750 for laboratory supplies.   At the conclusion of their fellowship experience, undergraduate interns are expected to present a poster at the annual summer undergraduate research symposium, typically held on the second Thursday of August.  A total of ten undergraduate research internships will be awarded across the five CANR unique strength groups.  Nominations will open on January 14, 2019 and will close on Feb. 28, 2019.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance the week of March 18th, 2019.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Undergraduate nominees only.
  • Nominee must be advised by a CANR faculty member who has aligned with a CANR Unique Strength group.
  • A CANR faculty member may nominate up to two students.
  • Priority given to students graduating in 2021 or later or students graduating in 2020 who have prior research experience.
  • Priority given to students who have already participated in an undergraduate research experience.

Cooperative Extension Summer Scholars

The Cooperative Extension Summer Scholar Program is for current University of Delaware undergraduate and graduate students. Selected scholars will be paired with Cooperative Extension personnel to work on a project in line with Cooperative Extension’s mission to connect university knowledge, research, and resources with the public to address youth, family, community and agricultural needs.

During the summer scholar session, students will follow Cooperative Extension’s service learning model, implemented through one of extension’s four program areas: 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, lawn and garden, and agriculture and natural resources.  The summer scholar session will take place June 9 – August 14, 2019. Scholars will receive a stipend for their participation.

Interested students are encouraged to apply before the application deadline of February 8, 2019. Applicants will be invited to meet with the selection committee. Selected scholars will be notified of their acceptance into the program prior to spring break.

For information and the application link, visit the Cooperative Extension website:  (Quick Link: Extension Scholar) or contact Alison Brayfield at or 302.831.2504.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Summer Institute

A Hands On Research Experience

The University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UD CANR) is offering summer research and education experiences to undergraduates (both UD and non-UD students) who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in the agricultural, natural resources, or life sciences. During the 10-week Summer Institute, students will be paired with CANR researchers on projects that will provide “real-world” experiences in scientific careers.  Participants have the opportunity to develop a project, collect and analyze data, and present their results at a campus wide summer symposium.  Participation in the Summer Institute is awarded through a competitive application process and freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are encouraged to apply. The Summer Institute seeks diversity among its participants and thus particularly encourages student applicants who are from groups that are underrepresented in the nation’s scientific or agricultural workforce.  The Summer Institute encourages applicants from other colleges and universities to apply.

The 10-week 2019 Summer Institute will be held on the University of Delaware campus in Newark, Delaware.  Students will each receive a $4,000 stipend for personal and food expenses and can be reimbursed (up to $500) for round-trip travel to participate in the program. Additionally, housing and/or parking permit costs will be covered if students live in University residence halls or need to have a car on campus.

For more information, visit the Summer Institute website at or contact Dr. Eric Benson, CANR Summer Institute Faculty Coordinator at  To apply, visit the application process page at  Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2019.

2019 Delaware State Parks Internship Program NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Academic and career-focused positions available statewide for all seasons.

There are more opportunities in Delaware State Parks than meets the eye
In addition to Parks and Recreation, fields include:

    • Education
    • Early Childhood
    • History
    • Management
    • Business
    • Administration
    • Conservation
    • Theater
    • Animal Care
    • Biology

Available Positions Include

        • Environmental Educators
        • Outdoor Day-Camp Counselors
        • Historical Interpreters
        • Collections Management
        • Facility/Hospitality Management
        • Environmental Conservation
        • Park Management
        • Program Management
        • Rock Climbing
        • Historical/Environmental Research
        • Costumed Historical Educators
        • Youth Conservation Corps Leader
        • Zoo Education
        • Zoo Keeper/Animal Care
        • Folk Art Collection

Stipend available for most positions
Hands-on learning experience working with field experts
Housing available at no fee (limited – apply early!)
Free admission to all state parks and most state park activities
Outstanding training

To view the full list of current positions and to apply please visit

For more information, please contact Delaware State Parks’ Intern Office

302-739-9183 *

Delaware Energy Institute (DEI) Energy Research Internships

The Delaware Energy Institute (DEI) is offering energy research internships this summer, with a stipend of $4,000 and on-campus accommodations, for undergrads interested in experimental and/or computational experiences this summer. Visit the following link to find out more and apply:

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019; the program runs from June 2, 2019 – August 9, 2019.

Lallemand Animal Nutrition Job and Internship Opportunities

Lallemand Animal Nutrition – Marketing Communications team is growing – two exciting opportunities!

  • 2019 Summer Internship: 2019 Summer – Lallemand Forward Marketing Communications Internship
    • 11-week paid internship based in the Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Milwaukee, Wisc. office. Housing and parking stipend included!