Loggerhead Marinelife Center offers a 4-6 week veterinary externship/preceptorship for 3rd and 4th-year veterinary students in clinical sea turtle medicine and rehabilitation. The caseload is reflective of a very busy teaching hospital and the extern can expect exposure to all aspects of sea turtle medicine and rehabilitation. The externship is also designed to cultivate interest in clinical research, and reflecting this, a small project is expected from each extern by the end of the externship term. Opportunities for longer-term clinical research projects and collaborations are also available. To be considered, successful candidates must demonstrate a sincere interest in marine animal or wildlife medicine and rehabilitation.
Requirements to Apply:
• 3rd and 4th-year veterinary student
• Externship Application Form
• Cover Letter
• Three (3) Professional References
• Unofficial Transcripts from veterinary school
Only those applicants completing all forms and submitting all paperwork (cover letter, resume, 3 professional references [contact info], unofficial transcripts, and completed application form) will be considered.
Deadlines: Externs are accepted year-round and there is no deadline to apply. Very early application is encouraged as we typically are booked 1-2 years in advance.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. LMC does NOT offer housing or an extern stipend.
Electronic submission is required.
The application can be found online here >>
Interested candidates should email completed applications to Dr. Max Polyak at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
**All application material must be emailed together.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center is an equal opportunity employer.