World Vets seeks an enthusiastic and hardworking student intern who is ready for an adventure! We have an exciting summer internship opportunity based out of our Latin America Veterinary Training Center located in Granada, Nicaragua, as part of our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program. The IVM Program is World Vets student program that provides international students with an opportunity to gain practical veterinary experience as well as hands on instruction in relation to performing clinical tasks.
As part of this opportunity, the student intern will work alongside World Vets staff and volunteers in Nicaragua to aid and assist with the execution of the Summer 2017 IVM Program. More details are provided below.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
– Assist with local logistics and coordination as it pertains to the IVM Program, in addition to providing general animal care. Activities and tasks may consist of the following:
- Taking part in animal collection and returning animals to their homes/communities following recovery
- Tending to surgical patients post op in recovery; monitoring, grooming, and administration of post op medicines
- Taking part in community outreach activities, which provide free veterinary services for dogs, cats and horses in outlying rural communities
- When appropriate, helping to prep animal patients for surgery
- Miscellaneous administrative/data collection duties
– Act as social coordinator for IVM Program participants while the program is underway. This will consist of the following
- Welcoming students/instructors to program housing upon arrival and showing them around the house and to their rooms (and, labeling rooms with the names of who will be sleeping where each session)
- Being the “go to” person should anyone have any “tourist related” questions in relation to where they can go to do this, where they can go buy that, best places to eat etc.
- Getting everyone signed up for an activity prior to the designated free day and getting these activities* lined up (and collecting money for this if needed)
- Take part in the weekly group activity that is scheduled the day after arrivals
- When there is free time or during evenings, organize activities or social get-togethers where people can get to know each other, have fun, and experience more of Granada. I.e. rally up people to go out to dinner, to go shopping etc.
*World Vets will have 3 set activities that we offer to coordinate for IVM Program participants
Who can Apply?
- This internship opportunity is open to pre-veterinary and/or veterinary technician students. Veterinary students may also be considered, however, getting surgical experience is not part of this opportunity.
- Preference will be given to those who have participated on a past IVM Program session.
- We seek a student that is able to commit for 7 – 8 consecutive weeks from June 5 – July 26, 2017
- Spanish fluency or conversational Spanish is desired, though not a requirement.
- This is a non paid internship, but an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with an international non profit and with animals in need.
- There is a fee associated with this internship opportunity. In exchange for this fee, the following will be provided for the intern; housing for the duration of the internship, airport transfers (on assigned days), ground transportation related to clinic activities, breakfast, and lunches on clinic work days, program supplies and full participation in program activities, in addition to a World Vets scrub top and/or gear.
- What is not provided (and what the intern will need to cover): International airfare, optional excursions/activities, dinner, Nicaraguan tourist visa ($10 USD), travel and/or health insurance, personal equipment necessary for the opportunity (i.e watch, stethoscope, water bottle), incidentals and anything not specifically outlined as included.
If interested, please send a cover letter and copy of your current resume/CV to drsteve@worldvets BEFORE DECEMBER 31st, 2016. Please list your full name, and include the past IVM Program session you participated on and whether you are able to commit for the dates listed.