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Wildlife Hospital Intern
Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital
Interns help provide care for orphaned small mammals, waterfowl, and songbirds after training and under supervision of the rehabilitation staff.

Start dates in May or June
5 days a week, 2 non-consecutive days off. Days start at 8 a.m.; finish time about 10 p.m.

Accepted applicants are required to live within 15 minutes of the hospital location.

• Stipend of $750 per month
• Excellence bonus of $500 upon successful completion of internship
• Exceptional interns may be assigned ‘primary caregiver’ status for an individual
• Housing benefit of $300 per month in shared apartment is available to a limited number of interns

See detailed description at the link.
Wildlife Rehabilitator (full time, permanent)
Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary
Please see website for full job description!

Duties include rehabilitative care for 800+ animals a year and a small team of ambassador animals. Training of interns and volunteers. Answering wildlife hotline calls and coordinating transport to sanctuary and other centers.

Compensation and benefits: $15/hour for 40 hours/week with overtime available. We provide $300 per month as a health insurance stipend. We also provide a 3% retirement match with every paycheck through a Fidelity SIMPLE IRA. After a 60 day probationary period, full-time permanent employees receive 20 days PTO per year and a $200 annual gear stipend.
Wildlife Care Specialist
Foxloft Vulture Conservancy
Foxloft Vulture Conservancy is seeking to expand its team as we move into the busy 2023
spring season. This position is geared towards people who have prior experience working at a
wildlife center, zoological institution, or wildlife rehabilitation facility and have significant
experience with daily bird care.
Foxloft Conservancy is a small but growing 501c3 non-profit organization located in
south-eastern Minnesota which takes in on average a few hundred wild bird patients each
year for rehabilitation and release. We also maintain a small collection of permanent
education ambassadors (raptors and corvids) and a flock of domestic birds (emu, peafowl,
turkeys, ducks, chickens), and offer conservation-based educational programming to the
We are looking for someone to help with the responsibility of maintaining the highest
standards of husbandry and welfare for all birds under our care. If you have a passion for
birds, especially vultures, and are looking for a sense of fulfillment in a career with a bit
slower pace and lower pressure than most in the field, with plenty of time for establishing
positive relationships with individual birds, expanding your skillsets, growing, and exploring
your related interests, this may be the job for you!
Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship - Level I
Nebraska Wildlife Rehab
Summer Internship (Level 1) -  In 2023 , the Level I Internships will take place at the Baldwin Wildlife Center in Omaha, NE.  These internships are volunteer, and all travel, food, and lodging costs are the responsibility of the intern.  We will accept applications from any current student of at least sophomore standing or recently graduated university student in the United States. 24 Level I internships are available in the summer of 2023.

Duties include:

Feeding orphaned wildlife

Cleaning and disinfecting wildlife cages and nurseries

Assisting in the care of injured and ill adult wildlife

Creating and implementing enrichment for wild patients

Assisting with the intake of new patients as needed

Serving as an ambassador for NWR and Nebraska's native wildlife

Documenting patient feeding and medical treatments

Cleaning tasks as assigned.

Level 1 interns work an average of 21 hours per week during this 12-week internship.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship - Level II
Nebraska Wildlife Rehab
Summer Internship (Level 2) - These internships take place mainly at our satellite site in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Interns have the option to live on site and work an average of 40 hours per week. Housing and a stipend are provided to all Level II Interns.  Applicants for Level II Internships must have a minimum of 250 hours of prior wildlife rehabilitation experience, with preference given to students having previously completed NWR's Level I Internship, and the ability to work independently. Three Level II internships are available in the summer of 2023.

Duties include:

Cleaning and care of wildlife in outside pre-release cages.

Enrichment and oversight of the wilding and release of wildlife.

Participating in rescues and transportation of wildlife.

Animal tracking and reporting.

Level 2 interns will work a minimum of 12 weeks in the summer. 16- and 20-week options may be available.

Level 2 interns must have a minimum of 250 hours of previous wildlife rehabilitation experience and a valid driver's license.
Summer Rehabilitation Internship
Avian Haven
Avian Haven is looking for a few good interns for the summer season! We rehabilitate all birds and reptiles native to Maine. Interns will learn how to properly handle, medicate, identify, feed, and clean up after all of our patients. Housing and a potential stipend are available for full time interns. We also have the possibility of accepting part time interns who are local or wouldn't need housing. Check out the link for a full description!
Houston Humane Society Wildlife Center
The Houston Humane Society Wildlife Center (previously the TWRC Wildlife Center) is expanding. Please see the link below on current openings. More are to come!
Competitive pay and great benefits!
Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitator
New Mexico Wildlife Center
Please see our website for the full job description!

New Mexico Wildlife Center is seeking a Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitator for the 2023 baby season, from approximately April to September (start/end dates are negotiable). This is a full-time (40 hrs/week) position. Pay is $15/hr plus benefits including PTO, paid sick leave, and health reimbursement.
Senior Raptor Trainer
New Mexico Wildlife Center
Please see our website for a complete job description!

New Mexico Wildlife Center is looking for an experienced raptor trainer and educator to manage its education program and ambassador collection. Salary is $60k-$70k commensurate with experience, plus benefits including PTO, paid holidays, paid sick leave, flex time, and health reimbursement.
Full-time Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)
Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
Check out our posting for more information!

Looking to add a full-time Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) to our dynamic veterinary team at a full service teaching wildlife hospital in rural VA! BRWC takes over 3,400 wildlife patients annually, and teaches dozens of students (rehab, tech, and veterinary) each year.

Salary range $35,000-40,000. PTO, retirement matching, health insurance, dental, and vision available. Four on 3 off, hours vary based on season. MUST be able to obtain VA licensure within 2 months of hire.
Seasonal Wildlife Care Specialist
Nebraska Wildlife Rehab
We are hiring up to 4 additional, full-time staff members for our busy wildlife center and hospital. 12- to 20-week options are available starting as early as April but not later than mid-May. NWR cares for more than 100 species of native animals each year in our (almost) new facility. A minimum of 250 prior hours working with mammals and birds is required. Pay is competitive and housing may be available. Come talk to Laura Stastny at Symposium of you're interested!
Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship
Treehouse Wildlife Center
Rehabilitation interns at TreeHouse have a unique opportunity to experience all facets of the operation of a wildlife rehab facility. Interns are involved in every stage of rehabilitation, from admission to release. An ordinary day could involve building a platform for a new cage, assisting with an educational program, or intubating an owl. Interns learn about the care and rehabilitation of native Illinois wildlife from experienced rehabbers and gain hands-on experience in wild animal husbandry.
veterinary technician
wildlife rehabilitation center of Minnesota
please come work for us. we pay actual money with adult benefits!
Animal Care Technician
City Wildlife
The animal care technicians are responsible for implementing City Wildlife’s animal care program in accords with the mission of the
organization. They report to the animal care manager. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Prepare diets for and feed a wide variety of wild animal patients, including orphaned infants and sick or injured adults
• Help with animal medications as appropriate and under the supervision
of the animal care manager and clinic director
• Assure animal housing is clean, and safe
• Provide enrichment to certain patients
• Help with animal releases, when necessary per the animal care manager
• Help with cleaning and maintenance of the center, including laundry and dishes
• Help train volunteers and interns
• Participate in events and staff meetings, when needed
• Pursue education and skill development opportunities as appropriate
Clinic Director/Veterinarian
City Wildlife
The Clinic Director has primary responsibility for the center’s medical caseload, its animal health and care policies, and oversees the care and release or euthanasia of all animals at the center. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Perform examinations of incoming patients and triage for return to wild, treatment at center, or euthanasia
• Monitor and assess patients in the center with ongoing evaluations
• Administer medical treatments ― surgeries, bandages, medications, and others
• Maintain accurate records of patients in WRMD
• Keep accurate records of controlled drug use
• Submit veterinary samples for lab work
• Determine if patients need to be transferred to another facility and, with the assistance of other staff, make arrangements for the transfer
• Oversee all clinic programs: veterinary care, husbandry, nutrition, research
• Monitor incoming animals for diseases, coordinating with D.C. government officials for suspected or confirmed zoonotic diseases and animal epidemics
• Maintain inventory of medications, and medical supplies
• Ensure proper working order of all medical equipment: anesthesia machine, X-ray equipment, microscope, autoclave, and other pieces of equipment
• Maintain schedule for part-time and consulting veterinarians
• Supervise part-time Veterinary Technician and Animal Care Manager
Link: None
Animal Attendant III (Full time with benefits)
Amos Rehabilitation Keep, UT Marine Science Institute
We are seeking an animal attendant to provide care and handling of resident animals and animals brought into the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) for rehabilitation. These primarily include birds and sea turtles.
Supervise daily ARK volunteer activities and participate in educational events, tours of the ARK and public releases.
Education Program Coordinator/Manager
The Raptor Center

This position provides oversight and coordination of external (offsite) functions of The Raptor Center’s education and outreach program and is the primary program manager of TRC education grant-funded initiatives

This position reports directly to the Education Director, who manages the onsite activities, animal care, and overall strategy of the Education Department

Hours: 40 hours per week; schedule of hours could vary based on department needs and could include weekends and/or evenings

Operational Support of Offsite Educational Programming (60%):

Work with the Education Director to create and continue to update

programming content and standards for offsite events, incorporating monitoring

and evaluation for effectiveness

Coordinate scheduling of offsite programming, including interfacing with partner

organizations, helping to manage the schedule of employees, managing part

time/student/temporary presenters, and working with College of Veterinary

Medicine Operations and Finance for contracts and billing

Work closely with the Education Director and Executive Director (PI of grants) to

department including: helping to develop budgets, managing milestones,

providing regular and required reports to PI and funderes, and tracking and

monitoring expenses and budgets

Supervise grant-funded dedicated staff, in coordination with the Education

Director, including setting roles/responsibilities/expectations, conducting

routine check ins and coaching, and ensuring that work is being done to

successfully reach grant deliverable objectives

Act as the primary point of contact for developing new relationships with

Support onsite needs (20%)

Supports the Education Director with leadership of the education team

Support onsite bird care, programming, and volunteer management when requested

Visit link for information and to apply.
Link: Education Program Coordinator
Veterinary Assistant
South Florida Wildlife Center
Vet assistant for high volume wildlife rehab clinic in South Florida. Join our clinic team of 2 vets and 4 other vet assistants. Duties include intake triage, managing ICU patients, anesthesia, performing radiographs, assisting and guiding animal care department in rehab care of inpatients, and much more!
Link: None
Bat Rehabilitation Internship
Bat Conservation & Rescue of Virginia
The internship provides in-depth, hands-on experience in native insectivorous bat rehabilitation. Length of Internship is focused on the intensive baby season during which interns will assist with monitoring health and development and provide regular feeding and care while managing ambassador bats and other adult patients. Interns will learn about bat husbandry, nutrition, hand-feeding techniques, capture and restraint methods, wildlife laws, and release criteria.

This internship is a collaboration with the Wildlife Center of Virginia (WCV) where interns have the opportunity to spend a portion of their time working with the excellent staff at one of the country’s largest wildlife hospitals and a variety of native wildlife.
Community Outreach & Education with Bats!
Bat Conservation & Rescue of Virginia
Help launch an exciting outreach program to bring batwatching to urban areas in Augusta & Rockingham Counties. We are seeking an intern

to help manage the Virginia BatWatch program through scheduling, volunteer coordination and recruitment, equipment care and deployment, and community outreach. If the intern is interested, data collection and analysis may be included in project management. In addition, the intern will assist the organization president with managing a small nonprofit during our busy orphan season, which might include coordinating volunteer support and animal transport, responding to citizen inquiries, maintaining intake and disposition records, inventorying supplies, creating some social media content, and organizing image libraries.

Position includes bi-weekly professional career guidance lunch & learns by Atlantic Union Bank, who made this opportunity possible.
8 weeks, $15/hour, 30 hours/week
Wildlife Assistant (Seasonal)
Junior Wildlife Rehabilitator (Seasonal)
Wildlife Rehabilitator (Seasonal)
Animal Care Assistant
Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network

Please follow the link to our website for full position job description (unable to fit full job description on Whova app)

Reports to: Rehabilitation Director
Status: Full-Time, Seasonal, Non-Exempt
Salary: $16.00 per hour


Under the direction of the Rehabilitation Director, the Animal Care Assistant coordinates the daily rehabilitation needs of patients in care, helps direct volunteers and interns, and helps maintain a clean and safe environment all while upholding Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Networks mission statement and policies.

Essential Duties

Works as a team member with staff, interns, and volunteers to respond to all public questions and concerns regarding species identification, injured/orphaned wildlife, etc. This includes answering the Wildlife Care Center phone and logging calls received, and referring callers to other local agencies as appropriate.

(The rest of the job description can be found at the link posted below.)

baby season rehabilitation
RIAS Wildlife Rehabilitation and Research Center
Spring means baby birds season. RIAS receive hundreds of baby birds in this time of the year and that requires extra help. The tasks you will perform include feeding and making sure of the well-being of these animals. The position includes acomodation and pocket money between april and august
Avian Clinic Technician
Avian Conservation Center
Provide daily medical care to avian patients while following established protocols
and procedures. Avian Clinic Technicians are responsible for completion of all
daily Clinic tasks including but not limited to the intake and daily treatments of
patient birds, food preparation, medication preparation, cleaning and
maintaining all Clinic opening and closing procedures.
Provide patient medical treatments including but not limited to: wound
management, physical therapy, bandage changes, weight checks, medications,
radiographs, hematology, lead assays and fecal exams as instructed and/or
Communicate effectively with the Clinic Manager in all Clinic and patient
matters as well as with all other Clinic staff, volunteers and interns.
Under the direction of the Clinic Manager triage incoming patients as needed and
create appropriate treatment plans consistent with admission protocol.
Assist in managing the Avian Medical Clinic’s pharmacy and medical supplies,
assist in maintaining adequate inventories of medical, surgical and general
Train, teach and guide volunteer staff and interns in how to appropriately work
with a wide variety of avian species.
Assist veterinarians with procedures as needed, this includes but is not limited to
surgical preparation, administering anesthesia, monitoring during surgery and
Perform humane euthanasia in accordance with all Center, state and federal
regulations and protocols.
Update Executive Director on any injuries sustained by patients while in care or
any escaped patients within 24 hours of occurrence.
Assist in the complete and accurate maintenance of all Clinic related records;
maintain the Raptor Med medical databases.
Assist in the preparation for, treatment, and husbandry of oiled birds.
Attend the after-hours phone line as assigned. Respond to calls in a timely
manner, arrange transport as needed.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
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