Gap Year Internship in Wildlife Disease Ecology and Diagnostics-Florida

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Job Category
10-15$/hour, commensurate with experience
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The UF IFAS Cervidae Health Research Initiative is seeking applicants for a 16 month internship from May 2018 to August 2019. Interns will be trained to conduct field necropsies on farmed deer, handle diagnostic specimens, and learn basic diagnostic skills and procedures. The intern will train with a wildlife veterinarian, wildlife ecologist and veterinary scientist. Once the requisite skills have been acquired, the intern will travel to deer farms throughout Florida to conduct necropsies and collect specimens. We seek people capable of working independently and working cooperatively with deer farmers and landowners. This internship is ideal for prospective veterinary students and graduate students in wildlife or animal sciences who are taking a year off between their baccalaureate degree and graduate or professional school. Requirements: A current valid driver’s license and an expected graduation date of May 2018. Occasional overnight travel may be required. To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Samantha Wisely at Applications due March 15th, 2018.
Bachelor's degree in natural sciences and interest working with and on deer farms.
Contact Person
Dr. Samantha Wisely
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