BFT- Animal Care Facility Interns Needed at McLean Hospital!
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Health and Safety

Job Info

Bulfinch Temporary Service, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.


The Animal Care Facility Intern at McLean Hospital offers hands-on training in laboratory animal husbandry and care. Under the guidance of Managers, Veterinarians and Team Leads, the Intern will work alongside Research Animal Specialists in biomedical research facilities. Through this opportunity, the intern will gain experience using organizational tools and management strategies to improve the quality of care offered to laboratory animals in the support of biomedical research.


The Animal Care Facility Intern will report to the Sr. Animal Facilities Operations Manager and have the following responsibilities:

  • Biology, husbandry, and basic veterinary care of common vertebrate species used in a laboratory setting
  • Handling and sample collection methods
  • Rodent breeding strategies
  • Disease surveillance and colony health management
  • Occupational safety
  • Regulatory oversight & ethics


Interested in Animal Science or Veterinarian care. Focused on those working toward their Undergraduate degree in these types of fields and with availability over the summer.

The Intern is expected to start early June 2022 and commit to at least mid-August, 2022 (Dates are flexible to accommodate school schedules). It is expected that candidates can work the entire duration of the internship. The schedule is working weekdays only

  • Able to effectively work in a team environment
  • Customer-focused attitude
  • Commitment to animal welfare
  • Ability to learn Mclean and Partners computer applications.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs on a regular basis
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and perform repetitive motions required for animal husbandry

Animal Care Facility

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We are an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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