Careers in Wildlife Rehabilitation

About Searching for Careers and Job Opportunities

How do I Enter the Field?

Do I Need a License?

Things You Need to Know 

Education Requirements

Types of Jobs


The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association does not employ wildlife rehabilitators. The organization has two full-time and two part-time office staff. However, many National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association members offer paid positions and/or internships. Part-time and seasonal jobs, internships, and volunteer positions are all excellent ways to gain experience in wildlife rehabilitation. More information about becoming a wildlife rehabilitator is available on this website. National Wildlife Rehabilitator Association members that offer jobs, internships, and other positions often advertise to other members in the following ways: 

  • Announcements at the annual National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Symposium;
  • Opportunities listed here on the NWRA website

In addition, members can contact other members by using the NWRA Membership Directory. 


Have an Opportunity to Post?

If you have an internship or other employment opportunity, paid or unpaid, you would like to list on the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association’s website or if you find a listing that requires editing, please fill out this form and email to the Central Office at Verification of your authority to change any information listed is required.