Internship Program

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Apply now for the 2024-2025 Internship Program.

The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University offers two paid internships in wildlife and conservation medicine at Tufts Wildlife Clinic, housed in the School’s Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building.

The Wildlife Clinic provides diagnostic, surgical, and professional services for diverse wildlife species native to New England. The Clinic serves the six New England states.

Interns spend most of their time on clinical service. Duties include assisting with all aspects of patient care–record-keeping, medical diagnostics, surgery, necropsy, and emergency duty. In these activities, interns assist clinicians to teach and supervise fourth-year students on rotation in the Clinic. The interns also have major responsibility for the supervision of the animal health program at the Ecotarium, a small regional zoo.  Interns are expected to be active participants in daily rounds and to participate in ongoing Clinic research programs. Interns will also gain teaching experience by assisting Wildlife Clinic faculty as needed with DVM curriculum teaching, including labs.

Candidates for the internship must possess either a DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree. Applicants must be graduates of AAVMC-accredited veterinary schools. Interest or experience in ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, pathology, toxicology, or related disciplines is a plus. Candidates should be committed to participating in and fostering close teamwork and must demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people.

Tufts University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Qualified women, minority candidates, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit the following (either hard copy or email):

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest, indicating career goals
  • Three letters of reference
  • Official veterinary school academic transcript

Application Deadline

All applications must be received by October 20, 2023