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Organization/Company: MIT

Location: Cambridge, MA


Pathology Environment: Academic Laboratories

Discipline/Field of Study: Anatomic

Length of Externship: 8 – 12 weeks

Time of Year: Summer

Funding: NIH stipend of $1,900 per month

Housing Provided: Not provided

Description of Externship:

The MIT Division of Comparative Medicine offers NIH-funded summer externships for veterinary students with an interest in biomedical research. The main focus is on laboratory research, but interested candidates also will receive instruction in experimental and comparative pathology under the direction of 2 board-certified veterinary pathologists. Mentored research projects are conducted within DCM or collaborating laboratories. The 8-12 week program has flexible starting and ending dates between May and August. Applicants must have completed at least one year of veterinary school. To apply, send a cover letter, CV, copy of veterinary school transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. James G. Fox, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, 16-825, Cambridge, MA 02139; Preference will be given to applications received before April 1.

The Division of Comparative Medicine also provides unpaid externship opportunities of two to four weeks throughout the year for fourth year veterinary students. To apply, send to Dr. James G. Fox via email a cover letter, CV, copy of veterinary school transcripts, and one letter of recommendation. (

MIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.


Updated: 7/30/2016

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