Summer Jobs

Veterinary Medicine Instructor and Program Leader

Combine a college curriculum with adventure to create dynamic learning experiences as a Broadreach instructor on a veterinary summer job.

High school students can earn college credit while traveling with a small group of peers to Costa Rica. A more introductory, non-credit-bearing, 12-day course is also available in the Bahamas for both middle and high school students. Students participate in lectures, discussions, fieldwork and lab training, as well as activities that build leadership and teamwork. Our goal is that students gain new skills, new friends and have more fun learning than they ever thought possible. Broadreach Instructors are expected to educate, mentor and inspire students everyday. This is a 24/7 position with limited free time or personal space.

Broadreach Instructors also need to be energetic and empathetic role models who excel in building meaningful relationships with young adults. Managing health and safety, maintaining a positive attitude through challenging circumstances, leading games, participating in service-learning activities, teaching, developing students’ personal growth, facilitating inclusive group dynamics and demonstrating respectful travel are just a few of the many responsibilities of a Broadreach Instructor.

Broadreach Summer Adventures are fun, rewarding and demanding. Each course is approximately three weeks long and is mentally and physically challenging. Our most successful instructors are positive, flexible, team players who are able to create a fun, cohesive and supportive community. Groups typically have 8 – 12 students and two Broadreach Instructors. Contracts range from three to eight weeks from early June through mid-August. If you’re looking for a veterinary summer job, consider submitting an application!


  • DVM or master’s degree or equivalent in animal science (including at least 2 years of a DVM program) or a related field of study.
  • Ability to teach a college-level science course using experiential education methodologies, hands-on activities and demonstrations, including but not limited to pre-op and post-op procedures.
  • Experience facilitating a group of young adults and positive group dynamics.
  • A passion for mentoring and inspiring students.
  • Physically fit and able to participate in adventure activities such as hiking, rafting, snorkeling, etc.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills to help manage program expenses, a budget, student documents and logistics.
  • Demonstrated success working on diverse teams with a collaborative mindset.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Significant international travel experience in Latin America preferred.
  • Spanish language skills are helpful for our Costa Rica programs.
  • Able to attend training in Raleigh, N.C. starting in late May.
  • Availability from early June to mid-August increases the chance of placement.

Unsure if you meet the minimum qualifications? Give us a call (919-256-8200), or complete our instructor application – we can match you to the best-fit program!

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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.