This career learning experience offers veterinary students exposure to the veterinary management of a large and diverse collection of fishes, marine and terrestrial mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and invertebrates. Students will work closely with veterinarians, veterinary residents, water quality and veterinary technicians. Students must complete a project, which will be determined in the first week of the preceptorship.
Four weeks, 40 hours a week
How to apply
To be considered for a veterinary preceptorship, send an application packet containing all the required items to [email protected]
You can also mail your application to:
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Veterinary Preceptorship Program
Attn: Bridget Thornton
1200 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
- Letter of intent
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Three letters of reference (emailed letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the recommender and not forwarded by the student.)
- Three available four week blocks during the next academic year Sept-May. No June, July or August dates. Six week blocks may be approved on a case-by-case basis.
Applications closed until Fall 2021
Qualifications and requirements
- Fourth-year veterinary student at time of the preceptorship
- Four- to six-week time commitment (five days weekly, eight hours a day)
- Negative tuberculin skin test within 60 days prior to arrival and current tetanus vaccination.
- Student must provide vaccination history and TB test results on the first day.
- Health insurance
This is an unpaid internship. Interns are responsible for securing their own housing accommodations and transport. Shedd Aquarium is accessible via public transit.