Economics and externs: A great mix at the AVMA

Ever wonder what type of rewarding work awaits you by participating in the AVMA’s Headquarters Externship Program? Well, give this insightful article about student debt a read and you’ll get a taste of the great job done by Elizabeth Johnson, a fourth-year student at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and a recent extern in our Veterinary Economics Division.AVMA Headquarters Externships

The extern program began back in 2009 and every year welcomes veterinary students who would like to explore the opportunities of organized veterinary medicine. The externship is open to all students who are current members of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association. Students are able to select from AVMA divisions that are of most interest to them, including:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Convention and Meeting Planning
  • Education and Research
  • Membership and Field Services
  • Animal and Public Health
  • Veterinary Economics
  • American Veterinary Medical Foundation

The AVMA is pleased to provide 10 stipends up to $2,000 for externships lasting between 3-4 weeks. Student participants can spend their whole externship in one division or divide their time among various divisions, depending on choice, time and availability. The application deadline for the 2016-17 extern program is March 31, 2016.

As a heads-up, the AVMA Economics Division will be interacting with even more SAVMA members in the very near future, as our econ staff will be presenting at the upcoming SAVMA Symposium being held at Iowa State University.

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