CROW operates as a working and teaching hospital where students from all over the world come to learn all aspects of conservation and wildlife medicine and rehabilitation. Each year, we help educate between 45 – 50 students from around the world. We have had students from 26 major U.S. veterinary schools, more than 135 colleges and universities, and 28 countries. Our student programs are designed to augment the educational pursuits of natural science, veterinary technician, and pre-veterinary, and veterinary medicine students.
Students are supervised and assisted by a full complement of staff including our Medical & Research Director, who is a boarded specialist veterinarian, a full-time staff veterinarian, two year-long DVM interns, three certified vet techs, four wildlife rehabilitators and a host of dedicated volunteers. Emphasis is placed on the student gaining an understanding of the entire rehabilitation process from admittance through release, evidence-based wildlife and conservation medicine, as well as the One World, One Health concept.
Generally, each extern and the fellowship category performs the same duties, however more emphasis is placed on rehabilitation with the undergraduate and fellowship students, and more emphasis on clinical procedures with the veterinary technician and veterinary medicine students. We offer four types of student programs.
Minimum of 20 work days. Candidates must be attending post-graduate veterinary school. For more information, please click here.
Applications are considered as they are received. Our programs are very competitive and placement is based on qualifications of the applicant and the vacancies that are available. Admission is on a rolling basis with no set term dates.
The Student Program Handbook is designed to provide students with a guide to CROW’s student program. Every effort has been made to ensure correctness at the time of publication, CROW reserves the right to modify at any time rules, regulations and procedures without prior notice.
We are excited to have you become a member of the dedicated CROW team made up of staff, volunteers and students. All of us work together to support our mission of saving wildlife through state-of-the-art veterinary care, research, education and conservation medicine.
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CROW offers two, year-long veterinary medicine internships. Both internships are offered through the Veterinary Internships and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP).
For more information about the DVM Internships, click here.
Candidates are generally graduate students of natural or biological sciences that have taken classes and have an interest in the field of wildlife, hospital management, public education, conservation medicine and rehabilitation. This position receives a small stipend.
For more information on the Practice Management Internship, click here.
CROW offers an opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in Environmental Conservation, Communications or other related fields. This internship has one position available that runs from December through May and one position available June through November. To apply for this internship, please contact Education & Outreach Director Rachel Taylor at email@example.com.
For more information about the Conservation Education & Marketing Internship, click here.