Prerequisite: No prerequisite courses are required, but interns should have a basic understanding of mammal anatomy and physiology.
The course also includes an intern project (approximate time commitment outside of session: 2 hours) designing an informational brochure on a common animal illness that will be used to improve animal health in the community around your host organization.
Note: all necropsy and dissection specimens are performed on naturally deceased animals, feed animals, or animal parts disposed of from food animals. No animals will be raised for or euthanized for necropsy.
Enrollment is rolling and sessions will close as soon as they fill. If an internship session is still listed here, there are still positions available!
Every Tuesday 4pm – 9pm ET starting July 6 (includes 1 hour observation break)
Every Saturday 11am – 4pm ET starting July 10 (includes 1 hour observation break)
4-6pm Heart Necropsy (Pathological assessment)
6-7pm Observation break (Students may stay to observe microscope slides or observe animal behavior)
7-9pm Discussion: Heart diseases in veterinary medicine
**Since COVID-19 has disrupted many students’ travel and educational plans, we are heavily discounting tuition to help pre-veterinary students meet their goals.
Session Full Tuition Summer 2021 Summer 2021 $2000 $1495
University credit is not offered with this internship.
There are no additional readings, technology subscriptions, or course materials you have to purchase to participate in this internship. Extensive resources on raptor rehabilitation, which students can keep, are included with the internship tuition.
Dr. Jorge Luis is a wildlife veterinarian from Mexico who completed his studies at The National Autonomous University of Mexico School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry (UNAM), the oldest veterinary school in the western hemisphere! UNAM is considered the most prestigious veterinary school in Latin America and is the only school in the region to be granted full accreditation by the AVMA Council on Education.
Dr. Jorge comes to us with various zoo and wildlife experience, including focused studies on lions, tigers, and birds such as blue-footed bobbies, pelicans, and raptors. Dr. Jorge is an avid fan of the outdoors and enjoys working with the amazing wildlife he gets to see and treat every day.
"The veterinarians we worked are so innovative and genuinely cared about us and our success. You truly feel like an integral part of the Raptor Center. I would definitely recommend doing it."
Abigail H., Belize Raptor Internship Online 2020
Animal Science Major, Michigan State University