Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern
We are looking for an exceptional candidate to fill this internship position. Preference will be given to individuals intending to pursue a career in wildlife rehabilitation; however we also offer Wildlife Care internships for those with broader career intentions.
This position is designed to give experience in all aspects of Wildlife Rehabilitation from animal care to fundraising and education. Primary responsibilities will be animal care, focusing on orphan care (feeding and cleaning) during the spring and summer months; however, the intern will also gain experience in:
Species identification, ecology and behavior
Species nutrition and husbandry requirements (including caging considerations)
Initial exam, triage and critical care
Designing Treatment plans
Criteria for release and Criteria for release sites.
Supervision of Wildlife Care Interns
Facility upkeep and maintenance
Cage set-up for various species
Reception - learning how to determine if need help and providing one to one education.
Assisting staff in preparation for fundraising and education events
Participating in fundraising and education events.
Many other aspects related to the functioning of the hospital on a day to day basis.
Interns work ~60 hours/week and gain valuable experience while helping wildlife and working with Fellow Mortals Professional staff rehabilitators who will mentor you throughout the internship. This internship is an intense experience and therefore best suited to individuals passionate about animal care and wildlife rehabilitation.
This position is best suited for college graduates who will preferably have completed at least one other internship in animal care or have other work experience in animal care.
Tetanus vaccinations must be current prior to commencing the internship. Interns must be physically able to lift at least 50 pounds and engage in physically-demanding activities, including working long hours.
The work schedule for interns at Fellow Mortals is such that it is impossible to work simultaneously at another job outside the hospital
Housing – each year we rent an apartment or house close to the hospital for the use of interns. Interns will usually share a bedroom. Additional information about housing can be given at the interview.
To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume (including work, education and volunteer experience) and a minimum of 2 professional references with email contact information. Upon receipt of resume and cover letter, qualified applicants will be emailed an application questionnaire to be completed and returned within 7 days. Short-listed applicants will be scheduled for an in-person or Skype interview. Successful applicants will be contacted within 7 days of the interview, following a reference check.
Interns from this program have gone on to careers in the fields of Wildlife Rehabilitation, Humane Societies, Veterinary Medicine, Dog Training, Zoo Keeping, Field Biology, Exotic animal sanctuaries, Dog-training, Environmental education.
‘I take every chance I can to praise Fellow Mortals. I can tell you that wildlife care differs with every hospital, but Fellow Mortals is one of those rare places that cares for wildlife the RIGHT way.
- Dr. Avery Tomlinson, Veterinarian (former Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital
Stipend of $700 plus housing and utilities.
Start date is 3/1/2012, can be flexible.