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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 Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building on Cumming School’s North Grafton, MA campus.  

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

An intern will spend the majority of his/her time on clinical service. Duties will include assisting with all aspects of patient care at Tufts Wildlife Clinic, including record-keeping, medical diagnostics, surgery, necropsy and emergency duty. In these activities, an intern will assist clinicians on duty in teaching and supervising of fourth-year veterinary students on rotation in the Clinic. The intern’s primary responsibility is the supervision of the animal health program at the Ecotarium, a small regional zoo. An intern will be expected to be an active participant in daily rounds and ongoing clinic research programs. Interns will also gain teaching experience by assisting Wildlife Clinic faculty with core, elective and continuing education courses.

Candidates for the internship must possess the 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 be able to 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

Important Dates:

All applications must be received by October 27, 2017. Selected candidates will be required to travel to Cummings School for interviews in November and December, with final selection made before January 12, 2018. The first internship will run from June 11, 2018 until June 28, 2019. The second internship will run from July 16, 2018 until July 26, 2018.

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