MCM Externships

Students immerse themselves in a conservation medicine setting of their choice under the guidance of an academic mentor and a field mentor for a minimum of four weeks during the program year. Our students engage in amazing efforts with impressive conservation partners and organizations and often use these experiences as stepping stones to further their academic and professional careers.

International (experiences outside the USA)
  • Canada - Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (Saskatoon)
  • China - Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (Sichuan)
  • India - Christian Medical College (Vellore)
  • Indonesia - Yayasan International Animal Rescue (Bogor)
  • Italy - FAO, Animal Production and Health Division, Animal Genetics Resources Branch (Rome)
  • Italy - FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization (Rome)
  • Malawi - Lilongwe Wildlife Centre (Lilongwe)
  • Malaysia - Wetlands International (Petaling Jaya, Selangor)
  • South Africa - Adventures with Elephants (Limpopo Province)
  • Tanzania - Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency, subset of The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (Dar es Salaam)
  • Tasmania - Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (Hobart)
  • Thailand - Freeland Foundation Internship (Bangkok)
  • Uganda - Uganda Wildlife Authority (Kampala)
Domestic Conservation Organizations & Charities
  • Conservation Law Foundation (Boston, MA)
  • EcoHealth Alliance (MA)
  • Grassroots Wildlife Conservation (Concord, MA)
  • IFAW, International Fund for Animal Welfare (Washington, DC)
  • National Audubon Society (Washington, DC)
  • Prairie Dog Coalition, branch of the Humane Society of the US (Boulder, CO)
  • Rocky Mountain Wild (Denver, CO)
  • Sustainable Settings (Carbondale, CO)
  • WWF, World Wildlife Fund (Washington, DC)
Domestic Government (State and Federal)
  • Alaska Department of Fish & Game (Fairbanks, AK)
  • Center for Disease Control & Prevention (Atlanta, GA)
  • Massachusetts Department of Health (Concord, MA)
  • Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game (MA)
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Albany, NY)
  • New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation (Staatsburg, NY)
  • Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (Salem, OR)
  • The North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management (Barrow, AK)
  • United States Fish & Wildlife Services (Chelsea, MA)
  • Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (LaConner, WA)
Academic, Educational, Laboratory, Private Sector & Other Experiences
  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health (Grafton, MA)
  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab (Dauphin Island, AL)
  • HealthMap (Boston, MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Smithsonian Institution National Elephant Herpesvirus Laboratory (Washington, DC)
  • Tom Ridge Environmental Center (Erie, PA)
  • University of Washington, Human Animal Medicine Project (Seattle, WA)
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole, MA)
  • Woods Hole Research Center (Falmouth, MA)
Aquariums, Wildlife Centers and Zoological Parks
  • The Marine Mammal Center (Sausalito, CA)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago, IL)
  • Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • Mystic Aquarium (Cape Cod, MA)
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (Kure Beach, NC)
  • Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Laurel, MD)