ASLAP Veterinary Student Summer Fellowship

How to Apply for the Fellowship

Students must submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, current grade report (it does not need to be an official transcript), and names and contact information for three references to apply for the summer externship program. Letters of recommendation are not necessary.  Only students matriculated in an AVMA-accredited veterinary school are eligible to participate.

The summer fellowship provides an hourly wage at the student rate for 40 hours per week for 12 weeks.  All applicants must be able to commit to the 12-week duration of the program to be considered.  There is housing available for a fee in graduate housing on the UIC campus, about 2 blocks from the animal facility.  Information on campus housing and parking is available at http://www.housing.uic.edu/halls/ssr/ and http://www.uic.edu/depts/avcad/parking/.

If selected for the fellowship, students are required to participate in the institution’s occupational health program for individuals exposed to laboratory animals.  At the initiation of employment, students will have an appointment at University Health Services to undergo a health history questionnaire and submit blood for tuberculosis testing and measles titer screening.

Application materials should be sent to Dr. Lisa Halliday at lhall@uic.edu.