Wildlife Education Intern

Think Wild Central Oregon

Bend, Oregon

Job Type Unpaid
Salary Details $1,000 stipend for living expenses
Deadline May 03, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

About Think Wild 

Think Wild is a 501(c)3 non-profit Wildlife Hospital and Conservation Center located in Bend, Oregon. Our mission at Think Wild is to inspire the high desert community to protect and care for native wildlife through education, conservation, and rescue and rehabilitation. 

The Position

Think Wild is seeking to recruit one Wildlife Education Intern for the summer of 2024. The intern will assist the Education and Volunteer Manager and Wildlife Educator with Think Wild programs pertaining to wildlife education and outreach. This includes facilitating tours at the wildlife hospital, assisting and leading educational programs with local school groups, attending and tabling at local community events, creating relevant social media posts, and designing, planning, and implementing educational curriculum. 

Learning Outcomes:

Throughout the duration of the internship, the student will:

  • Learn to communicate complex biological concepts to diverse audiences
  • Teach youth and community members about wildlife coexistence
  • Organize and facilitate education programs for local youth
  • Create relevant lessons and curriculum about wildlife conservation
  • Completion of an internship project as coordinated with education staff personnel

This internship is from June 10 - September 13th, 2024 (end date flexible).

Throughout the duration of the internship, the intern is responsible for three 8-hour shifts per week. Please note, this is an unpaid position, but a $1,000 stipend is provided to cover living expenses. Interns also receive a Think Wild t-shirt and letter of recommendation upon request. 

Free or discounted housing options are available to selected applicants upon request. 


  • Earning a degree (BS or AS) in biology, ecology, environmental science, education, or a related field
  • Must work well with staff, volunteers, interns, the general public, and as a member of a team
  • Must be flexible and willing to adapt in a fast-paced work environment
  • Must present a signed Think Wild liability release waiver 
  • Knowledge and/or passion for learning about Central Oregon wildlife and conservation
  • Experience working with and overseeing medium to large groups of school-aged children preferred
  • Interest in learning to design and organize age-appropriate wildlife-themed lesson plans

EEO Policy

It is the policy of Think Wild to afford equal volunteer opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizen status, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local law.


Apply + Contact

To apply for this internship please send a cover letter stating your interest in the role and your resume to Sadie Pollock (Education and Volunteer Manager) at sadie@thinkwildco.org. Application deadline is Friday, May 3rd, 2024. Position is open until filled.

*For any questions, please contact Sadie at sadie@thinkwildco.org.

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

Category Environmental Education , Wildlife
Tags Outreach