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Global Health Department

Smithsonian Institution

McCarter Internship

Judy and John W. McCarter, Jr. Global Health Internship Program

Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park provides the opportunity for interns to learn from experts in many of the key disciplines needed to study and understand wildlife health and emerging zoonotic diseases: veterinary medicine, ecology, genetics, molecular diagnostics, pathology, physiology and cryobiology, and GIS/Remote Sensing

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This is a paid internship opportunity wherein the intern will participate in the Global Health Program.

Through this internship, interns will

·       Learn to identify clinical problems encountered with free-ranging and captive zoological species and to channel collective resources necessary to address them

·       Learn how to provide education outreach on research topics

·       Learn to collaborate on developing and improving models, surveillance and response to wildlife disease outbreaks

·       Lend veterinary expertise to emerging infectious disease projects around the world

·       Learn to apply for project funding

·       Learn to write manuscripts for publication

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·       Must be at least hold a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).

·       Must be interested in wildlife medicine and emerging diseases.

·       Must be available to devote 40-60 hours a week, including some weekends and holidays, towards learning

·       Must have strong communication skills.

·       Must be able to engage within a team environment with staff, other interns, and a variety of volunteers.

·       Must be willing to be outdoors in all weather conditions.

·       Must be flexible and have a good sense of humor.

·       Must be in good physical condition, able to stand, stoop, climb, and lift at least 50 pounds.

·       Must be comfortable with public speaking on and off microphone.

·       Must be fingerprinted and pass a background check.

·       Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience working and traveling in developing countries in Central Africa and Southeast Asia.

·       Strong preference will be given to candidates with previous wildlife experience.

 

STIPEND

This is a paid internship. Not to exceed $600/week. Please note that no Health Insurance is provided.

 

LOCATION

Rock Creek-Washington, D.C. with the potential to visit the SCBI campus in Front Royal VA.

 

HOUSING

The intern will make his or her own housing arrangements in the Washington, D.C. area.

 

PARKING

The National Zoo and the Smithsonian Institution do not provide free parking to interns. 

 

TERM OF APPOINTMENT

A six month internship is available for the first part of the year (May 15 2017 to November 15 2017), with the likelihood of being extended another six months. Start and end dates are flexible in order to coordinate with university and individual schedules.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

·       1st session (May 15- November 15 2017):

Applications must be submitted by March 30, 2017

·       2nd  session  (November 16 – May 15 2018):

 

Experience Required

Must be a DVM

Further Comments

Applications to be received by April 6, 2017

Salary

600/week Stipend

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY To apply, go to: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html” Select "New to SOLAA? Create Account Here" complete the information to create an account. Information that will be requested (in SOLAA) includes: · Basic personal information · Professional resume or CV · A one-page statement of your interest in pursuing this position. The statement should mention relevant experience, career goals, your reasons for wanting this internship, and what you hope to gain from the experience. Your statement is very important during application evaluations · Transcripts from your current and/or previous institutions. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. · Degrees held or expected · Two letters of reference (One must be from a current or a former supervisor) · Schedule of availability Once you create your account and provide the information above, you will see a screen where you select the type of appointment you are interested in. You will select: · Type of appointment: “Internship” · Unit of interest: “Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute” · Program: “Smithsonian Global Health Program” · Project: “SCBI Rock Creek – McCarter Global Health” IMPORTANT: Your application is considered complete when you hit “Submit.” Your SOLAA submitted application with references must be received by the deadlines as noted above. APPLICATION DEADLINES: · 1st session (May 15- November 15 2017): Applications must be submitted by March 30, 2017 · 2nd session (November 16 – May 15 2018): FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please email Sherri Divband (divbands@si.edu) regarding the Global Health Internship. Phones calls will NOT be accepted. HOW TO APPLY To apply, go to: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html” Select "New to SOLAA? Create Account Here" complete the information to create an account. Information that will be requested (in SOLAA) includes: · Basic personal information · Professional resume or CV · A one-page statement of your interest in pursuing this position. The statement should mention relevant experience, career goals, your reasons for wanting this internship, and what you hope to gain from the experience. Your statement is very important during application evaluations · Transcripts from your current and/or previous institutions. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. · Degrees held or expected · Two letters of reference (One must be from a current or a former supervisor) · Schedule of availability Once you create your account and provide the information above, you will see a screen where you select the type of appointment you are interested in. You will select: · Type of appointment: “Internship” · Unit of interest: “Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute” · Program: “Smithsonian Global Health Program” · Project: “SCBI Rock Creek – McCarter Global Health” IMPORTANT: Your application is considered complete when you hit “Submit.” Your SOLAA submitted application with references must be received by the deadlines as noted above. APPLICATION DEADLINES: · 1st session (May 15- November 15 2017): Applications must be submitted by March 30, 2017 · 2nd session (November 16 – May 15 2018): FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please email Sherri Divband (divbands@si.edu) regarding the Global Health Internship. Phones calls will NOT be accepted. To apply, go to: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html” Select "New to SOLAA? Create Account Here" complete the information to create an account.

Global Health Department
3001 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC
Washington DC, DC 20008

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