Summer Jobs

Veterinary Medicine Instructor and Program Leader

Instructors combine a college curriculum with adventure to create dynamic international learning experiences on our summer programs.

Broadreach runs immersive veterinary medicine programs for middle and high school students. Programs include a 12-day adventure in the Bahamas and a more in-depth 21-day veterinary science program in Costa Rica, where students earn college credits on their trip.

Our most successful instructors are positive, flexible, team players who are able to create a fun, cohesive and supportive community. Broadreach instructors are energetic and empathetic role models. They excel in building meaningful relationships with young adults and demonstrate being a respectful traveler. Groups typically have 8-12 students and are led by two Broadreach instructors. Instructors live and travel with their group of students, so this is a 24/7 role, with limited personal space.

Veterinary Medicine Instructors lead discussions and lectures. They guide students as they observe local partners, volunteer at wildlife centers, and explore animal science career paths. We provide our Veterinary Medicine Instructors with lesson plans to lead a college-level science course. Instructors are expected to use lectures, hands-on activities and demonstrations to relay animal science content.


Required Qualifications:

  • Education Requirements:
    • Minimum master’s degree in animal science, or related field
    • Preferred: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • A passion for mentoring and inspiring students.
  • Significant international travel experience.
  • Physically fit and able to participate in adventure activities such as hiking, rafting, snorkeling, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage program budgets, student documents and confirm logistics with local outfitters.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong Spanish language skills are preferred.
  • Travel experience in Latin America preferred.
  • Previous teaching/summer camp experience is a plus.

This is a paid position. Airfare and food/accommodations are included. Our vet programs range from 12 to 21 days, and preference will be given to instructors who can lead multiple sessions throughout the summer. Our summer season runs from June through August.

New instructors are required to attend our staff week-long staff training, in late May/Early June.

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About Broadreach

Broadreach is a leader in experiential programs abroad for middle school through college aged students. Over the past twenty years, more than 17,000 students have traveled with Broadreach to over 40 countries. Our mission is to challenge students to broaden their perspectives through new experiences and environments, to inspire them to develop lifelong skills, to discover and explore their passions, and to empower them to reach beyond self-imposed limitations and take charge of their future.