Amanda Leah Neujahr, a second-year student at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is a recipient of the 2015 National Pork Industry Foundation veterinary internship stipend of $3,300 from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Foundation and the AASV Student Recruitment Committee.
Neujahr, Class of 2017, is one of six first- and second-year veterinary students selected from a pool of 78 applicants to receive the intern stipend. Neujahr and the other interns will be linked with a volunteer practitioner-mentor with whom they will spend a one-month internship during the summer of 2015.
Now in its seventh year, the National Pork Industry Foundation (NPIF) veterinary internship stipend program defrays the cost of the student’s travel, lodging, and compensation during the one-month internship. Additionally, the interns are encouraged to utilize their practitioner-mentor as a resource throughout the year, and to attend the AASV Annual Meeting and Leman Swine Conference to increase their knowledge and exposure to swine medicine. Each intern submits a written report and evaluation upon completion of the program.
The AASV Student Recruitment Committee developed the NPIF veterinary internship stipend program to attract veterinary students to swine medicine and to provide interested students with exposure to the life of a swine veterinarian.
The $20,000 funding for the program is provided by the NPIF, a charitable corporation that promotes activities in the swine industry related to research and education. The funds are administered by the AASV Foundation.