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Avian Care Specialist intern
Alaska Raptor Center
Alaska Raptor Center – Avian Care Specialist Internship
General Description
The Alaska Raptor Center is looking for a hardworking, energetic, and fun Avian Care Specialist Intern for summer 2020. This brand-new internship program is aimed to teach aspiring animal caretakers the basics of avian rehabilitation, resident avian husbandry and training and public education using avian ambassadors.  
Primary Learning Objectives
Husbandry of both rehabilitation and resident raptors
Restraining of raptors for medical work
Assisting with rescues of wild birds
Assisting with resident bird husbandry and training
Formal public presentations and informal education talks
Diet Preparation – including processing whole prey
Providing enrichment
Once approved, handling of avian ambassadors for presentations
Completion of an “Intern Project”  
Relevant education or experience in animal rehabilitation
Previous experience working with raptors preferred
Willingness to work in all weather conditions
Be a positive member of a small dedicated team
Ability to secure housing and transportation
Eager to take initiative and challenge yourself 
Position Type and Duration
Full time commitment preferred
Start date is mid to late April
Position end date is flexible (must be completed by July 31 2020)
This is a volunteer position, without monetary compensation or expectation of employment beyond the internship completion date.  Assistance with travel/living expenses may be provided.  
Apply today
 E-mail resume with letter of recommendation to:
Wildlife Care Internship
Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital
This internship is intended for college students looking for experience in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. Interns work alongside staff five days a week with two non-consecutive days off. Interns must be able to work any day of the week, though schedules are generally set once the internship is established. Hours vary but are guaranteed to be 12 hours or more a day during the busiest months of the internship.

Interns provide wildlife care under the supervision of staff, including feeding and care of wildlife, cleaning enclosures and habitats, structure maintenance, record keeping, interacting with the public, transport and release of wildlife, and other necessary tasks.

Training Opportunity: Interns are provided with tools to help them succeed in the tasks assigned, including daily schedules, written protocols, and supervision by and access to staff, while being provided with learning modules that build knowledge and augment hands-on experience, including sections on natural history, disease, handling techniques, release criteria, conspecific fostering, etc.

Benefits: Interns receive a $300 per month stipend, prorated by start and end dates. In addition to the stipend, accepted interns are provided $100 toward scrub tops and pants. During the internship, interns have the ability to earn gift cards and receive spontaneous other benefits.

Housing: Interns with a commute of 60 minutes or more may apply for housing in the intern dorm at a cost of $300 per month. Dorm Housing is located 15 minutes from the hospital and includes same-sex shared sleeping area and separate kitchen, dining and bathroom. A full or partial offset to the housing cost is available for interns in exchange for helping with laundry at the intern location. If housing is requested and granted, the applicant is required to live in the housing. If interested in housing and/or an offset, include your requests in your cover letter.

For info on how to apply, see link below.

Education Team Leader
New Mexico Wildlife Center
Summary: The Education Team Leader (ETL) oversees all aspects of the Center’s education efforts and directly coordinates all onsite programming; ETL also functions as a regular program presenter. This position supports the Education Animal Curator (EAC) with the highest quality care of the Center’s nearly 40 Animal Ambassadors. The ETL is responsible for administrative duties for the Education Team, including scheduling for the three team members, maintenance of the two education vehicles, and serving as Manager on Duty (MOD) for NMWC regularly, among others. The ETL also has significant responsibility in assisting the Executive Director with grant writing and reporting, especially as they support the Education Program. The ETL coordinates and collaborates daily with the EAC and the Education Coordinator (EC), and interacts regularly with, and provides leadership for, volunteers.

Follow link for full description:

How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter and three references to Melissa Moore, Executive Director, Preference given to applications received by February 28, 2020.
Wildlife rehabilitation intern
Wildcat Creek Wildlife Center
Wildcat creek wildlife center is the largest all species wildlife rehabilitation hospital facility in the state of Indiana. Annually we admit nearly 2000 wildlife patients of all species of native and migratory wildlife.
Interns have the opportunity to work hands-on with over 100 species! This is an intense, total immersion internship.
We are looking for three interns to begin in March and stay for a minimum of 12 weeks. We are looking for 10 to 12 interns to begin in May and stay until August. We do offer internships year-round so if your timeframe is different don’t hesitate to apply. This is an unpaid internship but we do offer free housing on site at the wildlife center.
For a full description go to our website at
Be sure to check out our Facebook page! To apply email cover letter and resume to Denise Hays, Facility Director at dlhays59@hotmail
Denise will be available at the symposium!
Wildlife Care Center Seasonal Assistant
Portland Audubon
Department: Conservation
Reports To: Wildlife Care Center Manager
Classification: Part-Time, Seasonal
Employment Dates: April 15 – August 15
Hours: 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Thurs - Sat
Compensation: $16 per hour

The Wildlife Care Center Seasonal Assistant is responsible for assisting the Wildlife Care Center Manager and staff with all aspects of daily operations, including treatment and care of injured and recovering wildlife, supervision and training of volunteers, public outreach, record keeping and facility maintenance. Applicants should possess excellent team building skills. The Care Center Assistant must be able to juggle a multitude of tasks with professionalism, flexibility, and a sense of humor. They will be working with volunteers, stakeholders, membership groups, resource agencies and the general public in office and field settings. A passion for wildlife conservation and engaging diverse groups of people is an essential element of this job.

For a full job description and application instructions please refer to Portland Audubon’s website:

Summer Internship
Native Songbird Care & Conservation
Passerine rehabilitation
Rehab hospital coordinator
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
This position will assist the hospital manager with animal care, releases and upgrades.
Link: None
Seasonal part time night shift animal care technician
Austin Wildlife Rescue
Cleaning, feeding, medicine administration of various species from March through end of October. 3 nights per week. Please see link for further details or text my cell- I’m here through Friday and would love to speak to you in person if available
Front Desk Coordinator
Wildlife Center of Virginia
Answer questions regarding injured and orphaned wildlife, determine solutions for human/wildlife conflicts, coordinate rescue and transport, admit patients to the hospital.
Spring/summer Internship
West Sound Wildlife Shelter
The West Sound Wildlife Shelter is now accepting applications for Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern for this Spring/summer season. Interns will assist Rehabilitation staff in all daily duties, including but not limited to animal husbandry, infant animal care, and medical procedures.

For more information please visit our website at
Wildlife Rehabilitator
Humane Animal Rescue Wildlife Center
-Work with Rehabilitators, animal care staff, and volunteers to provide daily cleaning, care, and treatments of animals.
-Oversee and move animals through the rehabilitation process in a timely manner and ensure that animal care needs are being met. -Collaborate with the veterinary team to develop and carry out treatment plans and determine final disposition of animals undergoing veterinary care.
-Work with rehabilitation staff to determine final disposition of wild patients, to evaluate and ensure timely and appropriate release of all wildlife patients.
-Ensure that animals are being handled in a manner that maximizes human and animal safety and that staff are trained and following safety procedures.
-Medical maintenance and upkeep of Educational Ambassadors.
Ensure that protocols for infection control are being followed by rehabilitation and animal care staff.
-In conjunction with the Wildlife Center Director and Clinic Manager, develop and improve rehabilitation protocols for birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals.
-On a regular basis and in conjunction with the Wildlife Center Director and Clinic Manager, reevaluate protocols and give input on accepted procedures.
-Remain current on rehabilitation methods and captive care of wildlife through literature review, attending courses and conferences as the budget allows, collaborating on and presenting papers for publication, and networking with the rehabilitation community.
-Maintain high standards of cleanliness in clinic, kitchen and animal housing areas. Daily and seasonal maintenance of cages, grounds, perches, etc.
-Recognize and correct any maintenance or safety hazards when possible. Report other problems to the Wildlife Center Director and Maintenance Manager.

-Full time/hourly

Seasonal Nursery Manager
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota
Details & Requirements
 Managers must be a minimum of 18 years old
 Rabies pre-exposure vaccine series and titer are required before starting
 Managers need a vehicle as they will be working both at the Grant (mammal) or Inver Grove Heights
(Avian) and Roseville locations
 Scheduling:
o Mangers will work 30 hours per week averaged for the season. Hours will be less at the
beginning and end of the season and more during peak.
o Managers must coordinate amongst their co-managers to ensure there is one manager at the
Roseville (Avian) or Grant (Mammal) location at most times
o Start and end dates are flexible based on availability
o Some evenings, weekends, and holidays are required
o Animal care is done 7am-midnight during the summer and 8a-8p during the off season
o Mammal managers will be working at both the Grant (10629 Jamaca, White Bear Lake, MN)
and Roseville (2530 Dale St N, Roseville) locations
o Mammal Nursery Managers work from the beginning of March to the end of September; Avian
Nursery Managers work from mid-April through the end of September
o Avian managers will be working at both the Inver Grove Heights location and the Roseville
o Manager positions are paid hourly at $10/hour.
o Housing may be available at the Grant site for $600/month single room or $300/month double
room, to be deducted from paycheck (depending on availability)
o Hours range from a few weekly at the beginning and end of the season, to 30-40 hours/week at
peak season
please email for full description
To Apply
Send cover letter, resume and list of 3 references with contact information to and
6-Month Medical Clinic Apprentice
Center for Wildlife
Center for Wildlife is seeking applicants for our 6-Month Medical Clinic Apprenticeship from June to November 2020.

The Medical Clinic Apprenticeship is a stipend position that offers practical, experiential learning opportunities in a busy wildlife rehabilitation clinic for those who already have experience working with wildlife. Some of the skills learned include providing wildlife hotline and admissions assistance, species ID, husbandry and handling techniques, medical exams and triage, feeding and fluid therapy techniques, outdoor caging and facilities maintenance, and monitoring and evaluating patients throughout the rehabilitation process.

Medical Clinic Apprentices report directly to licensed staff and work closely with the medical clinic team in a more experienced and supervisory role, assisting with managing the Center’s volunteers and seasonal Wildlife Care Interns. Training is provided as part of the apprenticeship program through workshops, hands-on experience, and supervisory responsibilities.

For more information on qualifications and the application process, please visit our website.
Manu O Ku (White Tern) Internship
Hawaii Wildlife Center
The Manu O Ku internship is focused on our White Tern Soft Release program in partnership with the Honolulu Zoo.

Interns will spend 2 weeks at the Hawaii Wildlife Center on the Big Island for training and then 2-3 months on Oahu with our White Tern chicks continuing to feed and care for them during and after their fledgling stage.

Rehabilitated White Terns will learn to associate with the wild population in Waikiki and will continue to require feeding and monitoring post-release until they are independent and hunting successfully on their own. There is a special area for their soft release cage and a soft release tree, they will continue to return for food and feeding them on the wing with a 15-20ft pole while they fly overhead in the middle of a city can be quite difficult as you can imagine, but yield great results. Terns will be federally banded and also fitted with an Aux band that makes it easier to identify in the field... permits are pending with a temporary marking with blue dye, but has not been established yet.

This is a challenge since they breed in the middle of Honolulu/Waikiki downtown but our program has been very successful due to our partnership with the Honolulu Zoo, the Manu O Kui Hui (White Tern citizen science group) and our dedicated Manu O Ku interns.

We can provide housing on Oahu but interns will need to find housing on Big Island during their 2 week training period. We can help find housing options and will connect you with other wildlife projects and programs on the Hawaiian Islands during your internship if interested.

Enjoy a couple months in Hawaii working with some of the coolest birds ever, and help us with our many conservation and rehabilitation projects. White Terns breed year round with a spike in May and interns are needed during the entire year (with 2-3 months per intern). We are especially looking for folks that can work independently in challenging situations and have a special interest in native Hawaiian species.
Link: None
Development Officer
Wildlife Center of Virginia
The Wildlife Center of Virginia is hiring a full time Development Officer to add to our fundraising team. See the full description at
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