APHIS Extends Application Deadline for the Saul T. Wilson Jr. Internship Program

Interested students have until February 24 to apply.
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Want to Make a Difference for American Agriculture? Come Work for APHIS!

Do you have a passion for agricultural and public health? Are you a student who is currently applying to or enrolled in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program? If so, an internship with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) may be right for you!

We are now accepting applications for the Saul T. Wilson Jr. Internship program. Through this program, you will gain valuable, real-world experience in promoting and protecting the nation’s agricultural animal health. For example, on any given day, you might work in a pasture collecting statistical information, spend time in a laboratory analyzing data, or conduct routine tests alongside seasoned veterinarians, among many other tasks.

Selected Saul T. Wilson, Jr. interns receive tuition assistance from USDA―up to $7,500 per year for undergraduate studies and $15,000 per year for graduate studies. After you successfully complete the program and have your DVM degree, you may be eligible for a permanent position as a Veterinary Medical Officer.

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