Veterinary Public Health Organization Club

Job Opportunities

Externships with USDA

Dr. David Ewey – Assistant Area Veterinarian in Charge of California and Nevada
David.m.ewey@aphis.usda.gov

Dr. Linda Detwiler – Clinical Professor at Mississippi State University
ldetwiler@belle-terre.com

Mississippi State USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection, Veterinary Services (APHIS, VS) Training Opportunities
http://www.cvm.msstate.edu/current_students/externships/index.html


Saul T Wilson Scholarship Program

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/content/printable_version/saultwilson.pdf - Stipend for incoming or first year veterinary students to work summers and holidays with APHIS.  Recent college graduates up to first year veterinary studens apply by March 1. 


Claudia Cartwright Fellowship

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/aphis_general/content/printable_version/ClaudiaCartwrightFellowship-PA2028-FINAL.pdf - For students ending 2nd year to apply by April 1.  Fellows will recieve a stipend and work summers and holidays in the USDA's international service and plan to continue work after graduation.


National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/emergency_management/naherc.shtml - Paid opportunities for DVMs. 


APHIS training course

http://www.cvm.msstate.edu/usdaextern/training course - TB, aquaculture, FAD practitioner, TSE, live bird market 


AVMA Student Externship Stipend Program

http://www.avma.org/savma/services.asp#extern - Stipends for veterinary students in public health or food safety medicine.  Students secure their own externships and apply for this stipend.


One Health Student Summer Research Program 

http://www.ucghi.universityofcalifornia.edu/


*New* Volunteer Research Opportunity in One Health: Pets and Environmental Transmission of Staphylococci

Field and laboratory assistance needed for ongoing project studying
households in which a human participant has been diagnosed with MRSA skin
infection. Field sample collection includes swabbing companion animals of
all species and home environmental surfaces, as well as administration of
surveys by interview. Field sites are in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia city,
including parts of New Jersey; and rural/suburban/urban areas in proximity
to Hershey, PA). Laboratory work includes media preparation, aerobic culture
for MRSA and other staphylococci, and PCR techniques. Volunteers will need
to commit to a period of routine work, but scheduling is negotiable with
some flexibility. IRB and ACUC training will be required.

Contact: Megan Davis, mdavis@jhsph.edu 


California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Fellowship 

http://www.fellows.ccst.us/ - 1 year paid program for DVMs who are interested in working with California state legislature at the science-legislative interface.


CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Felowship 

http://www.cste.org/dnn/ProgramsandActivities/FellowshipPrograms/tabid/259/Default.aspx - - 2 year paid programs for DVMs, applications open in November and due in February.


American Public Health Association Internship Program [unpaid]

http://www.apha.org/about/careers/internships/ - Unpaid internships for work experience.  Apply year round for 3-4 month internships.  


US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps 

http://www.usphs.gov/profession/veterinarian/ - paid opportunities for DVMs. 


CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship

http://www.cdc.gov/hubertfellowship/ - Paid fellowship for third and fourth year veterinary students for 6-12 weeks.  


USDA Veterinary Student Employment in FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service)  

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/careers/Veterinary_Student_Employment_Program/index.asp - For second year students and above.  Paid.  


Epidemiology Elective Program for Senior Veterinary and Medical Students  

http://www.cdc.gov/epielective/ - For fourth year students (apply by Spring of third year).


Smith-Kilborne Program 

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/prof_development/smith_kilborne.shtml - This program is designed to acquaint veterinary students with various foreign animal diseases which potentially threaten our domestic animal population. Fully funded 9 day program for veterinary students.