Veterinary Technician Intern

Organization: The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (AZA Member)
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Veterinary Technician Intern (1 position)- Internship (unpaid)

The Veterinary Department at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore offers internship opportunities to undergraduate students working toward a degree in veterinary technology. Recent graduates from an accredited veterinary technology program may also be considered. Interns will work side by side with experienced veterinary team during their daily routine. There are no formal lectures. Further details of our program are listed below.

• The weekly time commitment of each intern may range from 8-40 hours, scheduled any of the seven days a week, 8:30am-4:30pm

• Daily tasks will include but are not limited to:

o Medical procedure preparation, assistance, and post procedure break down

o Cleaning and restocking veterinary hospital and laboratory area

o Interacting with the public professionally

o In House Veterinary Laboratory observation and assistance

o Observation and documentation of health and behaviors

o Record keeping of procedures, inventories, treatments, training programs, etc.

o Assist in facility maintenance and in hospital animal husbandry

o Observation of and assist in medical training programs and animal enrichment

• In addition to daily tasks, each intern will be responsible for completing one project. Project ideas include but are not limited to:

o Data collection

o Research of current interesting medical case- Poster or Power point presentation

o Handbook/guide collaboration for future interns/volunteers

o Problem solving

• Physical demands for all internships may include:

o Carrying up to 50 lbs or more

o Lifting, unloading and pushing heavy carts or boxes of medical equipment

o Bending, stooping, standing for long periods of time

o Working in all weather conditions

o Tolerance of strong odors, dust, hay and animal fur/hair/dander

To apply, internship candidates must complete the online Volunteer Application available online at: and submit the following:

• Resume

• School transcript, official or unofficial, and copies are accepted

• Any related school paperwork to internship requirements

• Cover letter explaining the applicant’s:

o Goals and how this internship will help achieve those goals;

o Relevant skills, activities, experience and/or classes;

o School requirements for internship credit;

o Start and end dates, and days of availability.

• Application materials may be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Volunteer Department:

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Volunteer Department

1876 Mansion House Dr.

Baltimore, MD 21217

Fax# 443.320.9032

Please note:

• Internships are unpaid, and there is no reimbursement for transportation or housing;

• Internships may require a minimum of 100 hours or more, with at least a weekly commitment;

• Proof of a negative TB test and current tetanus vaccination is required;

• For timely consideration all applications, materials are due:

o November 1st – Spring session

o March 1st – Summer session

o August 1st - Fall session

• All applicants will be notified upon receipt of all materials. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.