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Internship Available at Smithsonian Institute National Zoo


Smithsonian Institution

Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)

Smithsonian Global Health Program, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute – 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Primary Contact

Sherri Divband 

Primary Contact Email, Phone

Number of Positions Available


Matching Program?


On what date will this position next be available?

January 15th, 2017

Application Deadline

October 10th of each year

Application should include

CV, Transcripts, Letters of Recommendation, Essay

Experience Required

Licensed DVM, preference given to those with previous wildlife internship 

Accept International Applicants



$30,000 stipend, no benefits

Length of Commitment/Start Date

1 year, January 15th, 2016

Program Description

The Smithsonian Global Health Program of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) offers a paid internship housed at the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC. The intern will study the broad field of wildlife health and disease, including surveillance, diagnostics and therapeutics and disease transmission between species. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, experts in many of the key disciplines including genetics, molecular diagnostics, pathology, and GIS/remote sensing. The intern will learn procedures to safely anesthetize wildlife, collect and process appropriate samples, analyze the resultant data. He/she will be expected to investigate a current wildlife health issues such as an emerging disease threat, the results of which will be present in-house and submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Applicants must be graduates of an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG certified institution and have a valid U.S. license. Preference will be given to applicants that have completed a one-year veterinary internship or have equivalent private practice experience.

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