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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Global Prof Vet Affairs Summer Intern

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Apr 12, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159088 - Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


JOB TITLE: Veterinary Student Intern - Hill’s Global Professional Veterinary Affairs Department
LOCATION: Hybrid work in Overland Park, KS

DURATION: 10 weeks


Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hill's mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.


HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods and HILL'S® Science Diet® wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


This is an exciting opportunity for a second year veterinary student to experience life as part of the Hill’s Global Professional Veterinary Affairs team.


The Hill’s Global Professional Veterinary Affairs (GPVA) team is the face of the veterinary profession at Hill’s Pet Nutrition globally and the veterinary voice within the Global Company. The GPVA team leads the on the ground execution of initiatives that drive the Hill’s mission, nutritional philosophy, brand, and products. The GPVA team interacts directly with our academic, corporate and private practice customers. The GPVA team employs a variety of veterinarians and veterinary technicians with varied areas of expertise.


We are looking to you, as a motivated, high performing second year veterinary school student who can contribute to our team here in Kansas City and customers in the US.  You will be working on areas such as:


  1. Collaborating with GPVA on social and educational initiatives

  2. Working with the Veterinary Consultation Team on new tools and metrics

  3. Assisting Scientific Communications team on digital tools

  4. Providing assistance with content ideation, development, and execution of global professional social media pages.

  5. Helping to develop digital educational tools in collaboration targeted at emerging professional groups

  6. Support the K-State Partnership with digital engagement tools and initiatives

  7. Work on a recent graduate project on how to engage and create tools that are meaningful

  8. Design and test educational tools, including podcasts, FBlive videos, and other digital content.

  9. Help design a Vet Student Externship at Hill’s for senior students


You will have the opportunity to work alongside the Hill’s Kansas City team in a hybrid workplace environment; observe interaction with other departments including marketing and customer development.  You will also have exposure to veterinarians and veterinary technicians in the US Company and in the Global department.   We encourage you to apply if you want to explore additional opportunities that your veterinary degree can offer.

•          Students who are in good academic standing. Need to provide a resume, and unofficial transcript

•          Undergraduate degree and completed 2nd year veterinary school

•          Positivity, integrity and a willingness to learn

•          Strong critical and analytical thinking and keen research skills

•          Willingness to try new ideas & technologies to find innovative solutions to business issues
•          Strong communication, organizational and time-management skills

•          Aptitude in digital and social media communication




  • Highly competitive compensation, 40 hours/week


Equal Opportunity Employer


Colgate-Palmolive is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $18.45 - $38.00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


Nearest Major Market: Olathe
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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