The Medical Department internship at Dolphin Research Center is an introduction to marine mammal health care for those interested in entering the veterinary field as technicians and assistants. Interns will have opportunities to attend classroom seminars and training courses and have access to a large onsite library of professional journals, articles, and books.
Activities may include:
Support medical staff with daily department tasks
Assist in medical procedures, treatments and monitoring animal health which may include nebulizations, laser therapy, hydration, topical treatments, etc.
Assist with collection and processing of diagnostic samples
Participation in medical assists
Preparing and maintaining stock of medications, vitamins and supplements
Assist with implementation of dietary protocols
Cleaning, maintaining and transporting medical supplies and equipment and facilities
Supplemental projects may be assigned based upon the department’s needs and the student’s specific skills and areas of interest.
Independent study projects: In addition to daily position responsibilities, all interns are required to pursue individual independent study goals according to his/her specific skills and areas of interest.
All interns also provide regular support to all areas of operations through crossover to other departments and by weekly participation in the Resource Pool. By participating in all departments, our interns develop skills that can be used in multiple employment settings.