Fall Wildlife Care Intern

Center for Wildlife

Cape Neddick, Maine

Job Type Unpaid
Salary Details Unpaid
Deadline Jun 30, 2024

The Center for Wildlife is currently seeking applicants for our Fall Wildlife Care Internship:

The Wildlife Care Internship Program at the Center for Wildlife is an unpaid learning experience for individuals interested in wildlife. These positions can serve as an exciting pathway into wildlife career opportunities. Past interns have majored in Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Ecology or Management, or Environmental Science. Others already have a degree and are looking for more experience in the field. In some cases, you may be eligible to receive college credit for your internship. 

​Interns provide valuable support to clinic staff while working alongside our team of wildlife rehabilitation apprentices and volunteers. This teamwork allows us to provide our sick, injured, and orphaned wild animal patients the highest quality care. Individuals selected will be encouraged to participate in many aspects of wildlife rehabilitation from cleaning, feeding, cage set-up and maintenance to close observation, treatment, and release of animals. Interns also receive valuable experience in learning how to safely handle wild animals, raising orphaned birds and mammals, and understanding the current challenges wildlife in our community face. Center for Wildlife’s internships include access to many resources and training, including our memberships, library, and in-house workshops.

Interns are expected to work alongside our clinic staff, apprentices, and volunteers. Volunteers and interns work together during shifts to help support staff in animal care and daily operations. Many of our volunteers have been with us for a long time and have a diverse background of experience and knowledge.

We require full-time interns to work 40 hours per week in five 8-hour shifts with two consecutive days off, and part-time interns to work a minimum of 24-hours with schedules set based on availability and clinic needs. Due to the 24/7 nature of this work, interns will be required to work some early morning, late evening, and weekend shifts. There is mandatory training and workshops the first week of the internship and we ask that schedules remain open for this time. 

Dates for the Fall Internship are: August 19th, 2024 - October 26th, 2024


To apply, please submit the following:

A cover letter, resume, and three professional references to intern@thecenterforwildlife.org 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Wildlife