This is a 6-8 week (8 weeks preferred) appointment for 4th Year veterinary students. Students will attend rounds and participate in the diagnosis and treatment of species in a zoological setting. A mentored project (research, teaching module, case presentation, etc) is to be completed during the externship. Research opportunities exist and may be available pending student interests, time constraints, and funding availability. Students will participate in all facets of the medical program at the National Zoo's facility. Students are expected to review medical records in preparation for procedures, complete reading as assigned by clinicians, perform physical examinations on a variety of zoological species, and participate in procedures on a supervised basis dependent on the medical situation as well as preceptor knowledge and competency. Students will be involved in developing anesthetic protocols as well as monitoring and recording anesthetic procedures. Students will also gain exposure to the Daniject remote delivery system. Attendance is expected 5 days per week (7a-6p M-F) and some weekends/holidays.
This is an unpaid preceptorship for 4th year veterinary students. This is an opportunity wherein the preceptor will support the Department of Wildlife Health Sciences.
Through this Preceptorship, preceptors will:
This is an unpaid internship. Intern is responsible for obtaining necessary approvals from their university. Intern will be responsible for all transportation costs and personal health insurance.
Rock Creek-Washington, D.C.
The intern will make his or her own housing arrangements in the Washington, D.C., area.
Positions are available from September to April; limited variations on this time period may be considered based on applicant's need, availability and qualifications. A mentored project (research, teaching module, case presentation, etc) is to be completed during the externship. Research opportunities exist and may be available pending student interests, time constraints, and funding availability.
To apply, go to: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html. Select "New to SOLAA? Create Account Here" and complete the information to create an account.
Information that will be requested (in SOLAA) includes:
Once you create your account and provide the information above, you will see a screen where you select the type of appointment you are interested in. You will select:
IMPORTANT: Your application is considered complete when you hit "Submit." Your SOLAA submitted application with references must be received by the deadlines as noted above.
Questions about this internship should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.