AVMA Externship Stipend Program

The American Veterinary Medical Association offers assistance to students seeking to broaden their education through externship experiences in diverse areas of veterinary medicine. Through the Externship Stipend Program, we provide $1,000 stipends to help students alleviate expenses incurred while they perform their externships.

Ten stipends will be awarded to students for externships in non-clinical practice settings, with special emphasis on critically under-served areas of veterinary medicine. These may include (but are not limited to):
  • Public practice (e.g., CDC, FDA, USDA, NIH)
  • Industry (e.g., pharmaceutical, diagnostic laboratories, or animal food companies)
  • Research

Five stipends will be awarded to students for externships in food supply veterinary practice settings.  These may include (but are not limited to):

  • Dairy
  • Beef
  • Swine
  • Poultry
These experiences add breadth to students' perspectives and make them better advocates for their patients and their profession.
Applicants for 2014-2015 externship stipends were due on January 15, 2015 and are now closed.  Please check back in the Fall for the opening of the 2015-2016 application cycle.