Adventure Aquarium offers 3rd and 4th-year veterinary students an immersive opportunity in aquatic medicine through a 4-week externship program.  Students will work alongside the staff veterinarian, veterinary technician, and husbandry staff while rotating through Animal Health, Fish and Invertebrates, Birds and Mammals, and Water Quality teams.  Clinical cases may involve elasmobranchs, fish, sea turtles, penguins, hippos and much more!  Students are required to complete a short research project, in-depth topical literature review, or retrospective case analysis followed by a Powerpoint presentation to the Husbandry team.  Externships are available June through September.  Proof of health insurance, drug screen, and background check are required prior to starting the rotation.  Deadline for applications is December 31st.


Required Application Materials:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Unofficial electronic veterinary school transcript
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • 3 sets of available dates in order of preference

Please send complete application packets to