Veterinary Student Ambassador at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

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Are you a passionate veterinary student looking to make a meaningful impact on animal welfare? Join us at the ASPCA® as our first ever Student Ambassador at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and become a vital part of our mission to improve the lives of animals across the nation and in the field of veterinary medicine 


This role will connect you with peers, mentors, and professionals working in animal welfare while allowing you to champion the ASPCA's initiatives. As an ASPCA® Student Ambassador, you'll play a pivotal role in advancing our organizational goals by engaging and educating fellow students about our work, conducting peer-to-peer outreach to engage more students with the ASPCA®, providing information on ASPCA® externships and other student resources, and helping provide logistical support on your campus.  


The Veterinary Student Ambassador must be comfortable working autonomously, while also knowing when and how to seek input and guidance from the team. To succeed in this role, the Ambassador will enjoy making connections with fellow students and sharing information about the ASPCA.  


Application deadline: November 30, 2023 at 5pm EST 

Target Hire Date: January 8, 2024 


Student Ambassador opportunities may include, but shall not be limited to: 


  • Serve as a dedicated representative of the ASPCA® at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine  

  • Stay informed about all student externship opportunities and resources offered by the ASPCA®  

  • Build and nurture relationships with fellow veterinary medicine students and student groups on campus  

  • Act as a resource for fellow students seeking to learn more about the ASPCA®, including our work, veterinary training externship opportunities, resources, and future career pathways   

  • Act as a point of contact and liaison to provide information regarding upcoming campus events and other opportunities the ASPCA® could collaborate with to the ASPCA® Campus Relations Senior Manager  

  • Assist in the logistical planning and executing of events on campus (e.g., conferences, career fairs, etc.) and with student groups (e.g., workshops, presentations, lunch and learns, etc.)  

  • Present opportunities to student groups and foster engagement and attendance through promoting upcoming events  

  • Develop written communications about the ASPCA and upcoming events for students  

  • Maintain academic excellence and a focus on your education 

  • Abide by the rules and all policies for your school 


Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values: 

  • Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals 

  • Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes 

  • Believes in Team – that we are stronger together 

  • Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible 

  • Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals 



  • In good academic standing 

  • Strong belief in the Mission and Core Values of the ASPCA®  

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to build relationships with peers 

  • Active membership in at least one student group related to the core work of the ASPCA® (e.g., shelter medicine, animal welfare, DEI-focused group, forensics, etc.) 

  • Not currently a student ambassador for another veterinary or animal welfare organization, non-profit, or company 

  • Ability to dedicate an average of 3 hours a week during the semester to fulfilling the responsibilities of an ASPCA® Student Ambassador  

  • Ability to work independently (self-starter) 

  • High level of maturity and professionalism  

  • Access to a computer for virtual meetings and email correspondence 

  • Ability to temporarily store informational and promotional items to be passed out on campus to CVM peers 


Education and Work Experience: 

Open to candidates currently enrolled as a veterinary student at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Individuals not currently enrolled in this educational program will not be considered. Preference will be given to candidates in their 1st through 3rd years of education.  


Additional Information/Details: 

Start: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until November 30, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST for a January 8, 2024 start. 


Duration: One semester in length; potential to extend. 


Compensation & Benefits: 

  • Compensation: $20 per hour (potential to earn up to $1,000 per semester based on your commitment) 

  • Flexible Schedule with an average of 3 hours per week (~48 hours per semester) 

  • SAVMA Reimbursement: Attend the annual SAVMA Symposium and receive up to $1,000 reimbursement for travel, lodging, and food costs 

  • Gain Valuable Experience by developing leadership, communication, networking, and advocacy skills that will enhance your career in veterinary medicine  

  • Access Resources such as, ASPCA® educational materials, webinars, possibility to tour and meet with our medical staff at the ASPCA® Cruelty Recovery Center, and professional networking opportunities in animal welfare 


Stay Connected – Join Our Talent Community 

If you are interested in joining our team but do not see a position listed that fits your experience or interests, please visit our website to join our Talent Community and stay connected to future opportunities with the ASPCA. 


See above for qualifications details.



English (Required)

Education and Work Experience:

High School Diploma


Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.  A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA.  Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status,  or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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About Us:
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans and must be protected under the law. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States.

The ASPCA is headquartered in New York City, where we maintain a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, mobile spay/neuter and primary pet care clinics, a rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery, adoption center, and two community veterinary centers.

The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide. We assist animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources.

At the ASPCA, we are committed to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and we welcome all voices to contribute to our lifesaving mission. Our staff represent a vast array of backgrounds and diversity dimensions, bringing with them valuable experiences and perspectives. They join the ASPCA to learn, grow, and continually do their best work on behalf of animals. We are inspired by our staff, partners, and the communities we support across the country who work to improve animal lives. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the ASPCA because it elevates our organizational culture, aligns with our Core Values, and enables us to move further and faster toward the ASPCA’s vision – that all animals live good lives; valued by society, protected by its laws, and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.