Careers & Opportunities

Work with Us!

The Institute strives to work with international and national entities with global animal health initiatives with a goal to educate the next generation workforce in the animal health, veterinary science, public health, and food security sectors.

For collaboration and partner inquiries, please contact Heather Simmons, IIAD Director at

IIAD encourages qualified graduating students and professionals to apply for career positions at IIAD. Current job openings are listed at The A&M System Employment System by searching for “Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases”.

  • Grants Development & Contract Negotiating Officer
  • Program Coordinator for Program Development & Implementation

Veterinary Student Externships – Now accepting applications for Spring 2024
IIAD offers 4 externships to veterinary students throughout each fiscal year, 2 extern positions in the spring and 2 extern positions in the fall. During an externship with IIAD, students will spend up to 4 weeks observing and assisting with the implementation of IIAD’s programs covering animal health risk prevention and risk response within the One Heath sector. Externs will gain insight and experience in the administration and application of U.S. and international working partnerships among government agencies and organizations IIAD collaborates with. Externs will also make valuable connections and working relationships with epidemiologists, veterinarians, public health staff, and other professionals within the Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife, and other external entities. To apply, please fill out our application and submit it along with your CV to Madeline Healy at Applications without a CV/Resume will not be considered.

Student Assistant Positions
Current undergraduate students at Texas A&M University can search for “Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases” at to find open student assistant positions.