High School & College Student Internships
The Penn Vet Working Dog Center is excited to offer internships without credit to high school and college students as well as to those seeking academic credit within the guidelines of your academic institution.
Internships are available in, but not exclusive to, the areas of veterinary medicine, dog training, behavioral science, non-profit management, criminal justice, database management, bioinformatics, and statistical analysis. An emphasis on research is integral to each of these areas.
Our internship program is designed for students with a serious interest in working dogs to gain practical experience while helping the Penn Vet Working Dog Center achieve our mission of developing a detection dog breeding/training program that will implement, test, and disseminate the knowledge gained.
Duties can be tailored to fit into different educational majors as much as practically possible such as non-profit management, digital media, marketing, fundraising, etc.
2018 Summer Interns – Application due 3/1/18
Intersession Interns – rolling admission available for fall and spring; accepting applications now.
How to Apply
Ovarian Cancer Detection Veterinary Student Internship
This summer, we are thrilled to offer two research internships at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center funded by the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization (OCSA). These are paid summer internships for first- or second-year veterinary students who are interested in learning more about medical detection and the role of detection dogs.
OCSA Internship A: Immersion in ovarian cancer detection research and hands-on experience with our scent detection canines. Strong focus on study execution and data acquisition.
OCSA Internship B: Immersion in ovarian cancer detection research and hands-on experience with our scent detection canines. Strong focus on data analysis and writing in preparation for a review paper. Writing experience preferred.
- First- or second-year veterinary student
- Comprehensive understanding of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center’s medical detection program and ovarian detection research
- Attention to detail and ability to work well with others are essential
- Dog handling experience is helpful but not necessary
- Strong writing experience preferred in Internship B
How to Apply
APPLICATION DEADLINE - FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018
Applicants will be required to provide the following:
- Cover letter which should include your understanding of our program and describe the value your experience and knowledge will bring to our research and training program. Identify preference in Internship A and Internship B.
- One letter of reference (minimum)
All applications will be reviewed by our research and training team and finalists will be invited for an interview. Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate the men and women who have served our country and recognize the special contributions that American soldiers make to the future generation of working dogs being training at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.
We have partnered with The Mission Continues to provide fellowship opportunities for post 9/11 Veterans wishing to continue to serve at home.