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2022 Veterinary Aquaculture Research & Policy Externship with NOAA Fisheries

March 15, 2022

This 3 to 4 week program is for fourth-year veterinary students from diverse backgrounds who want to explore aquaculture medicine research and policy. Externs will assist staff with laboratory and field-based bivalve disease research.

Student setting oysters into square tanks.
4th year veterinary student intern, Myra Brooks preparing our experimental oyster system for an ocean acidification challenge. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

This opportunity is at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center's laboratory in Milford, Connecticut where current research focuses on climate change effects on host-pathogen disease dynamics. Externs will gain an understanding of how veterinarians and researchers can support aquaculture sustainability in this context. As a part of the program, externs will participate in career development activities, and network with other aquatic veterinarians across NOAA. The program aims to promote a diverse aquatic veterinary community and those students from backgrounds and identities historically underrepresented in veterinary medicine and aquaculture are especially encouraged to apply. Funding is available to support student travel and housing expenses.

This program has a rolling application period. Applications are reviewed as they are received. Application period for 2022 closed.

Learn more about the program and how to apply.


Last updated by Northeast Fisheries Science Center on 03/21/2022