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USDA APHIS VS NCAHEM

Externship
for student will be sponsored by USDA-APHIS-VS-NCAHEM, and
will be in the field of emergency management and regulatory veterinary
medicine. This experience is non-clinical. The work performed is in an
office setting, but travel to the field may occur depending on the
possible occurrence of emergency events..

The
student will learn about emergency management and regulatory veterinary
medicine by shadowing upper level managers, attending training and
meetings in person, via computer, and via telephone, meeting with
regulatory veterinarians and other animal health professions, and
possibly collaborating on a project (depending on staff schedule and
availability, the availability of a suitable project, the expertise of
the student, etc.).

Multiple federal agencies in the D.C. metropolitan area with regulatory animal health professionals on staff
Local
meetings and training events (when available) and some on-line
training. The student will have access to a computer and the network
only after the student prepares for and passes a computer security
test..
The
student is expected to keep the Drs. Nathan G. Birnbaum and Mark E.
Teachman informed of activities through prior notification of meetings
which the student is expected to arrange independently. Drs. Birnbaum
and Teachman are available as a resource to provide guidance and to
assist, if necessary. The student is expected to be proactive, to act
independly, to keep busy and productive, and to inform Drs. Birnbaum and
Teachman if they need advice on activities.
The
student will be supervised by Drs. Nathan G. Birnbaum and Mark E.
Teachman. The student will not be micromanaged and is expected to be
professional and responsible. Veterinarians at APHIS
usually work 8 to 10 hours per day, four to five days per week, Monday
through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., depending on the schedule
selected by that particular individual. Most are here between 9:00 a.m.
and 3:00 p.m., if not on travel or leave.
No. The student is responsible for own lodging arrangements.
United States Department of Agriculture
Nathan G. Birnbgaum, Senior Staff Veterinarian

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Veterinary Services

National Center for Animal Health Emergency Management

4700 River Road, Unit 41

Riverdale, Maryland 20737-1231
(301) 734-8073
(301) 734-7817
Nathan G. Birnbaum
Updated: 02/21/11
Location: 
Riverdale, MD
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