Are you a senior veterinary student looking for a rewarding, fast-paced externship? Are you a technician student looking for an internship that involves emergency medicine and exotics? Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota does offer internships and externships for motivated students.

Veterinary Student Externships

AERC veterinary senior externships are self-guided, which allows the student to not only determine the schedule, but encourages the student to take some personal time as well. Senior externs will experience hands-on interaction with the patients, learn something about our procedures, and interact with clients.  It is our hope that you will find ample opportunity to learn technical skills, collect histories, do initial physical exams and assessments, and be part of the team in making recommendations for diagnostic and treatment decisions.

You will be encouraged to participate in laceration repairs and scrub-in on major surgeries. Do not be afraid to ask any questions! Your evaluation can be filled out by the DVM of your choosing. Our St. Paul location tends to receive more exotics, and Oakdale is our referral hub. Weekends are the busiest and most rewarding times to be present.

If you are interested in a senior veterinary student externship, please email Dr. Alex Molldrem at

Technician Student Internships

Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota offers an exceptional experience for senior technician internships. An internship at AERC allows students opportunities for learning new skills, expertise, and knowledge in the technical field. Senior interns will experience hands-on interaction with the patients, learn something about our procedures, and interact with clients.

At AERC we expect a lot from our interns! Interns are expected to follow the same policies and guidelines as our medical team and are scheduled for 40 hours per week. The shifts will be representative of those worked by full-time technicians. The student will be provided with a series of checklists as a guide to learning how AERC functions and in learning the skills required in emergency and critical care.

At AERC, we feel your internship is the most important part of your training, as you can now demonstrate what you have learned in school!

If you have any questions about tech internships, please contact our Veterinary Technician Intern Coordinator, Stephanie, at Thank you!

Marketing Student Internships

The primary function of the Marketing Intern is to create and implement marketing efforts designed to appeal to the pet-owning public, to create content for blog posts, press releases and social media, and to assist the Director of Marketing as needed.

The qualified candidate will have completed or is working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations). He or she is a dynamic self-starter; ability to work on own initiative and meet deadlines. Ability to prioritize and multi-task. Bright, creative and enthusiastic individual with confident oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press, community contacts, referring veterinary community, and pet owners. Strong research and internet skills, working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint and Excel. Excellent team player. An understanding of and enthusiasm for the human-animal bond is essential!

This is not an animal care position. Student will be scheduled for 15-20 hours per week for twelve week period. This is an unpaid internship; the Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota offers an exceptional opportunity to make an impact on the lives of pets and their people, and have an important role in a small, independent marketing department that welcomes innovation and creativity.

If you are interested in a marketing internship, please email Heidi at


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