Research Experience Opportunities

State Veterinary Medical Associations

Please refer to your individual state’s Veterinary Medical Association (VMA) for opportunities within your specific state/area. Each state VMA can be found here:

N.C. State University

Summer Research 

Research with CVM NCSU

Office of Undergraduate Research

Research Education Units

Fall 2020 Research Education Units _ Research Info

Chronic Wasting Disease wildlife assessment (CNR)
Email: Catherine Lerose ( or Hannah Desrochers ( if interested

North Carolina

Allucent Research
4364 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC, 27713
Phone: (919) 361-2286

Crowd the Tap

Duke’s Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF)
Opportunity: The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (formerly the Howard Hughes Research Fellowship) is an 8-week summer research program for rising sophomores (currently enrolled Duke students). Students are accepted and placed in one of Duke’s biological and biomedical science laboratories. Research Fellows attend faculty seminars, participate in professional development workshops, and present their work.

NIH Summer Internship Program
For more research internship and opportunity information, please visit:

NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Opportunity: Internships available with the animal care staff; information available on website


The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Opportunity: The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute’s Summer Internship Program provides an opportunity for talented college students (undergraduate and graduate) and educators to come to MBARI for a period of 10 weeks to work on a specific project under MBARI staff supervision.


Colorado State Veterinary Summer Scholars Program
Opportunity: The primary goal of this program is to assist in the development of knowledge and skills of professional veterinary students in comparative and veterinary medicine related research problems. This training program provides mentorship and infrastructure for veterinary students to attain specific technical and conceptual skills to perform hypothesis-based research involving faculty supervised projects.


Mystic Aquarium Marine Research Internship
Phone: (860) 572-5955
Opportunity: Mystic Aquarium’s intern program is designed to provide college students and recent college graduates with a dynamic educational opportunity while simultaneously providing career experience.


Purdue Veterinary Scholars Research Program
Opportunity: Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM) is pleased to announce the availability of summer research fellowships for veterinary and undergraduate students. These fellowships offer veterinary and undergraduate students the opportunity to work on independent research projects with a faculty mentor and explore non-practice careers.


Tulane National Primate Research Center
Opportunity: The Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) offers a nine-week Summer Veterinary Program from June through early August 2018 to a limited number of veterinary students interested in working in the Division of Veterinary Medicine. The program introduces veterinary students to nonhuman primate medicine.


Food and Drug Administration Center For Veterinary Medicine Research


Enrichment Summer Program at Michigan State CVM Website:

Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine BRUSH Summer Research Program
Opportunity: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is sponsoring a summer research program at Michigan State University for undergraduate students. The goal of this program is to provide hands-on research exposure and graduate or professional school preparation opportunities for individuals who are from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in
biomedical research.


Oregon National Primate Research Center
Opportunity: The Oregon National Primate Research Center invites college undergraduates who are currently enrolled as sophomores or juniors in accredited 4-year institutions to apply for the ONPRC Summer Fellowship Program. Successful applicants for one of several 10-week apprenticeships will receive a $3000 stipend. (Successful applicants who live out of state may also be eligible for up to $400 in assistance with travel expenses.)


Southwest National Primate Research Center
Opportunity: The Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) provides educational and training opportunities for a limited number of students during an 8-week summer session. Both undergraduate (Junior or Senior levels) and graduate (Ph.D. and veterinary) students at accredited academic institutions are welcome to apply.


When looking for research opportunities with government entities, go to USAJOBS.GOV and type “student trainee, USDA, research.”

You will see all of the government positions available all over the country, but it is up to you to look at the descriptions to see what will work for you as far as when, where, and whether there is an active involvement in research.

For example, if you only want a summer job, be sure the posting does not require you to work year-round.

Do not limit yourself to a specific place- you will find many more opportunities around the country and most will pay you enough to live there for the summer. Think of it as a study abroad– except they are paying you, not the other way around.


Field Projects International
Our research programs focus on the nonhuman primates at the Estación Biologica Rio Los Amigos (EBLA) field site, and we approach this research from a variety of perspectives. All projects contribute to field training courses that we offer and serve as a platform for learning for our long-term trainees.

World Vet
World Vet is a non-government organization (NGO) providing veterinary aid around the world in collaboration with animal advocacy groups, foreign governments, US and foreign military groups and veterinary professionals abroad. Their work spans 34 countries and 6 continents and addresses not only veterinary issues, but also human health issues impacted by zoonotic diseases in developing countries.
Toll-Free Phone: 1-(877)-688-8387