Internships

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Introduction and Background
Exposure of veterinary pathology residents to the role of modern veterinary pathologists in industry (biopharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and private diagnostic labs) and government provides a valuable addition to their training, and exposure to additional career tracks.  Training positions organized by the ACVP/STP Coalition for Veterinary Pathology Fellows include externships for trainees at sponsors’ sites; however, these exposures are limited by their short duration and the relatively small number of such positions.  Other short-term externships are occasionally organized based on proximity of training institutes and sponsors or personal acquaintances.  There is a need for a unified mechanism for industrial companies and governmental agencies to advertise the availability of internships, and for trainees to become aware of and apply for such positions.  To be successful, these internships should be 2-12 months in duration, must be scheduled to accommodate the resident’s service and class schedule and could take place at any mutually agreeable time or year of the resident’s training program.

Objective/Rationale
The purpose of this program is to facilitate industrial and governmental internships for post-DVM anatomic or clinical pathology residents enrolled in residency training programs.

Operational Procedures

  1. Interested sponsors complete the attached form describing the specifics of the internships they wish to host.
  2. Subject to review/approval by the Coalition, internship opportunities are posted on the Coalition web site under “Career Advancement Opportunities” for a period of 3 months. 
  3. All North American training institutions are automatically notified by email once the internship is posted.
  4. Interested candidates submit applications directly to the industrial sponsor in accordance with instructions provided and sponsors recruit the most qualified applicants.
  5. Thereafter, the Coalition has no further role, but remains available to facilitate interactions between the training institution, trainee and sponsor as needed, and tracks results of internship offerings.
  6. All legal agreements related to confidentiality, intellectual property and workman’s compensation remain the responsibility of the sponsoring organization.
  7. All costs associated with recruiting the intern and their subsequent support are arranged by mutual agreement between the participating training institution, resident and sponsor.
  8. All industrial companies and governmental agencies will be identified in Coalition publicity materials as sponsoring organizations.  Funding will be designated as “The <name of sponsor> Internship.”
  9. This service will be provided free of charge for the first internship offered by each sponsor who has supported the Coalition.  Thereafter, all sponsors will pay the Coalition a $250 fee/listing.

Advantages for Participants

  • Sponsors (industrial companies and governmental agencies)
    • Quick and easy contact with residents in more than 40 diverse North American training programs
    • Opportunity to demonstrate career opportunities in industry and government
    • Intern contributes to objectives and mission of the sponsor
    • Increased visibility in the academic community
    • Increased opportunity for future recruitment of veterinary pathologists
    • Less investment required as compared to funding a full 3 year residency training position
    • More cost effective to use this Coalition service as compared to time/effort of in-house staff to implement similar arrangement
  • Trainees
    • Simple method to become aware of internships offered by industry and government
    • Network support for communication with a wide variety of industrial companies and governmental organizations
    • Opportunity to experience career opportunities in industry and government
    • Broaden training beyond that available in traditional academic environment

Submit your Internship Position