Internship - Veterinary Services Intern (Summer) - Racine Campus
Love animals? Want to be a veterinarian some day? Intern with us!
Racine, WI US
Posted 14 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Position Description

The Wisconsin Humane Society is now seeking Veterinary Services Interns to join our Racine Campus team for a summer internship (May-September 2018). This is an unpaid, seasonal internship ideal for individuals interested in the veterinary or shelter medicine fields working part-time between 11-25 hours/week. Interns will have the opportunity to assist our veterinary staff with a variety of duties, while gaining valuable veterinary field experience. Interns will be responsible for their own transportation and living arrangements.


Position Summary

Job Responsibilities

  • Preparing and/or administering animal treatments
  • Assisting with surgery preparation and surgical recovery
  • Assisting with the movement of patients, recovery of patients, and general flow
  • Cleaning of veterinary clinic and exam room
  • Assisting with foster animal exams and rechecks
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements

  • High school diploma required, college experience preferred
  • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50lbs repeatedly throughout the day with help
  • Candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter with a professional attitude
  • Candidates must be committed to treating animals and humans with kindness and respect

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please complete an online employment application by visiting Be sure to include three professional references with your application. Only applications submitted through our online application system may be considered. Please know that it is our policy to reply to each and every application received once we have a status update. We thank you in advance for your patience with us through our hiring process.

Come see why over 200 staff call one of WHS’s 6 locations home!

You’ll be happy you did!

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Wisconsin Humane Society believes in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. WHS’s success depends on the effective utilization of qualified people regardless of the age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, veteran status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual preference, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Us
The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin. It was founded in 1879 and operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door, and Brown Counties, as well as a Spay/Neuter Clinic in West Allis. The organization offers adoption services, educational programming, and veterinary resources for animals from low-income households, retail stores, volunteer programs and dog training classes. The Milwaukee shelter also houses the states busiest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group.


Position Summary
Application Deadline
Employment Type
Part Time
Hours per Week
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
Required Student Status
Preferred Majors
Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences/Ecology, Health Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Zoology
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