Veterinary Technician Internship

Organization: Roosevelt Park Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Minot, North Dakota, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Veterinary Technician Intern (1 position)The Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot, ND 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, varied scheduled times ranging 7:00am-8:30pm in an 8 hour shift. *Acceptance into the program is contingent on passing a background check.Daily tasks will include but are not limited to:o Medical procedure preparation, assistance, and post procedure break downo Cleaning and restocking veterinary hospital and laboratory areao Interacting with the public professionallyo In house Veterinary Laboratory observation and assistanceo Observation and documentation of health and behaviorso Record keeping of procedures, inventories, treatments, training programs, etc.o Assist in facility maintenance and in hospital animal husbandryo Observation of and assist in medical training programs and animal enrichmento Other misc. duties including, but not limited to, diet prep, grain ordering and inventory, general animal careo Follow all Roosevelt Park Zoo ProtocolPhysical demands for all internships may include:o Carrying up to 50 lbs or moreo Lifting, unloading and pushing heavy carts or boxes of medical equipmento Bending, stooping, standing for long periods of timeo Working in all weather conditionso Tolerance of strong odors, dust, hay and animal fur/hair/danderTo apply, internship candidates must 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: Roosevelt Park Zoo ATTN: Renee Escherich - Internship 1219 Burdick Expressway East P.O. Box 538 Minot, ND 58702 Fax (701)857-4169Please note:o Internships are unpaid, and there is no reimbursement for transportation or housing;o Internships require a minimum commitment of 12 weeks or more;o Proof of a negative TB test within 2 weeks (RPZ will provide a TB test for successful applicants) of starting and tetanus vaccination within 10 years is required; preventative rabies vaccine highly recommended;o May require grounds and maintenance worko A valid driver’s license is requiredFor timely consideration all applications, materials are due:o November 1st – Spring sessiono April 1st – Summer sessiono August 1st – Fall/winter sessionsAll applicants will be notified upon receipt of all materials. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.