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FAQs and Testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Students who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited institution with a current class standing of sophomore or above and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible for internships at Zoetis. Students must also be 18 years of age or older prior to their scheduled start date, and be able to provide verification that they are enrolled in school and authorized to participate in an internship in the U.S. without immigration sponsorship. Students who are offered internships will need to successfully pass a drug screen and background check within 5 days of offer.

  • We offer the opportunity for students to participate in a Zoetis internship for a maximum of two summers.

    For internships in our Veterinary Medicine Research and Development (VMRD) group, students may participate in one (1) internship during their undergraduate program and one (1) internship during their graduate program

  • Internships generally span 13 weeks starting from the month of May through August. Start and end dates can be flexible. Internships are typically 40 hours/week.

  • Zoetis internships are paid, unless otherwise noted. Internship pay rates are competitive and depend upon your undergraduate or graduate status and work location.

  • Currently we do not offer a housing allowance. Our competitive compensation should help cover the cost of local housing, if needed. While we do not organize housing arrangements for interns, we do offer informational resources, where available, to help interns more easily locate housing.

  • The best way to apply is via the Career page on www.zoetis.com/careers. To see a listing of our current internship opportunities, click on Opportunities for Students. You will be able to search by location or job title. Click on an internship title to view more details about the Internship Opportunity. To apply, click the Apply button and follow the instructions. If you would like to be considered for more than one internship, please apply to each internship separately.

  • No. Zoetis partners with a contracting firm in the intern hiring process. Once identified as the right candidate for an internship opportunity, interns are hired by the contracting firm and contracted to Zoetis. In partnership with Zoetis, the contracting firm will send the offer letter, complete the background check and drug screen, and then coordinate payroll for our interns once the internship begins.

  • We do our best to visit local college campuses. While this is not always possible, we have relationships with a variety of colleges and do our best to share Zoetis internship opportunities with them through Handshake or local practices. We encourage all students to apply online at https://www.zoetis.com/careers.

Zoetis Intern Testimonials

Hear from past Zoetis internship program participants:

I thoroughly enjoyed my time [at Zoetis] and I am very thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow as a pre-professional at Zoetis. I've enjoyed the work I've gotten to do and I also felt challenged throughout the summer. In particular I think this has prepared me for vet school by giving me insight into this part of the industry, and allowing me to foster a network of successful, inspiring, and encouraging Zoetis colleagues.”

“It is very refreshing to be at a place that allows interns so much freedom to explore every aspect of a major pharmaceutical company.”

I now have a much larger professional network and more job prospects, in addition to a better understanding and appreciation of the science of industry.”