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Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Type: Avenues Internship
Internal Number: 357952
The Veterinary Population Medicine Department will have one equine sports medicine internship position available from June 10, 2024 to June 20, 2025. The position will have an equine lameness emphasis and will be particularly suitable for individuals wishing to prepare for admission to a surgery, sports medicine, or ABVP residency. The intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in lameness, imaging, and surgery. The intern will rotate through specialty rotations related to sports medicine and may also choose elective rotation(s) based on personal goals, clinical coverage needs, and advisor approval. The successful intern will work under the supervision of board-certified faculty members and will be responsible for:
1) Participating in the daily activities of the Large Animal Surgery service with equine lameness emphasis, but will also include emergency services of the hospital which also includes surgical cases on food and fiber species (particularly camelids, dairy cattle, and small ruminants).
2) Assisting in the instruction and supervision of senior veterinary students on clinical service.
3) Assisting in the instruction and supervision of veterinary students in laboratory courses.
4) Interns and residents share after-hours emergency care for the large animal hospital. The intern will have approximately 50% on-call duty and will always have resident and senior clinician backup. Staff members are available for consultations and assistance. Large Animal interns are expected to be available by phone and to live close to the Veterinary Medical Center.
Applicants must be eligible for licensing in Minnesota by being graduates of either 1) AVMA COE accredited veterinary schools who have passed the North American Licensing Exam (NAVLE) by the start date, or 2) non-accredited schools who have ECVFG or PAVE certificates and have passed the NAVLE by the start date. Applicants without these credentials will not be considered. The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine requires all interns to become licensed and accredited in the state of Minnesota. Interns are eligible for 10 days of personal leave time during the course of the internship program. If this personal leave time is not utilized prior to completion of the internship program, all unused time is forfeited. The annual salary is $39,000 and benefits include full health insurance coverage. Interns will have FICA and state and federal income taxes withheld. All costs related to obtaining a visa will be the responsibility of any successful foreign candidate.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul area is consistently rated one of the healthiest places to live in the United States. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus is one of the most vibrant urban campuses in the country, filled with trees and green spaces, and with all of the amenities and cultural resources a big city has to offer. The state of Minnesota is home to a great recreational and competitive equine community that is supported by the University of Minnesota Leatherdale Equine Center, a 60,000 sq ft state-of-the-art equine medical, educational, and research facility.
Applicants must apply online through the U of MN employment website https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/357952 (Job ID: 357952) and include a curriculum vitae that contains a synopsis of educational background, employment, experience, and class standing with grade point average and a letter summarizing their reasons for selecting this internship program. Applicants must also request a university-certified transcript of grades and three letters of reference from individuals knowledgeable of their academic performance as well as a diversity statement (please see below) to be sent to: Ms. Anna Jones, Veterinary Population Medicine Department, 225 Veterinary Medical Center, 1365 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to recruit qualified clinicians who will benefit from interactions with peers of varied backgrounds and who have different life experiences, perspectives, and goals in order to prepare professionals for dealing effectively in an increasingly diverse and global workforce. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community and support the College's efforts to embrace principles of inclusion, equity, justice, and diversity. Acknowledging that there are many different types of diversity as well as many ways to support inclusion, applicants with diverse backgrounds and/or those who have demonstrated participation in diversity and inclusion issues are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the University: http://diversity.umn.edu and at the College: https://vetmed.umn.edu/about/diversity-and-inclusion. To be considered for this position all applicants must submit a separate written statement on why diversity and inclusion are important to you and offer specific examples of how you have demonstrated this commitment. Applicants are encouraged to reflect on their philosophy of diversity, experiences, and how diversity affects patient and client care. The maximum word length is 500 words. Examples include but are not limited to:
Please send your Diversity and Inclusion statement separately to Anna Jones at email@example.com
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
**Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment..**
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer