Summer Internships in Australia

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Wildlife, Conservation, and Veterinary Medicine Internships in Australia

Program Overview

Interns will gain first-hand experience in wildlife handling and care at a wildlife conservation center and participate in a zoo internship led by zookeepers. The wildlife component of the internship includes two weeks of hands-on training led by a Loop Abroad veterinarian to enhance the depth of your experience. You will also have a chance to work with Australian zookeeping staff while getting hands-on, up-close experience with wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, birds and reptiles during two weeks at the zoo. Topics such as conservation, animal nutrition, welfare in captivity, ethograms and enrichments, anatomy and physiology of Australian species, proper handling, physical exams, and zoo management will also be covered. This program includes 40-50 internship hours per week (combination of veterinary experience and animal experience hours).

Program provided in partnership with Loop Abroad. 

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Program Highlights

  • Assist in treatment rounds with Australian wildlife.
  • Learn to handle and assess possums and bandicoots & do health checks for kangaroos and koalas.
  • Discover the anatomy, behavior, and care needs of Australian animals from a zoo vet perspective.
  • Students in any major can enroll.

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