Conservancy of Southwest Florida Naples, Florida
Job Type Internship


Through this program, Intern will gain experience and hands-on training in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. The Intern is also introduced to basic medical skills including bandaging, laboratory analysis, fluid therapy and other subjects pertinent to wildlife rehabilitation. Interns in this program are supervised by five wildlife rehabilitators and the staff veterinarian. This position is challenging and requires participants be enthusiastic, self-motivated, hard-working and dedicated to animal welfare. In return, the Intern will receive in-depth hands-on training in all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation and conservation.

Essential Duties

  • Focus is on husbandry, nutrition, capture and restraint, release criteria.
  • Maintain accurate medical records.
  • Learn and comply with all health and safety policy and procedures.
  • Assist with medical treatments.
  • Learn and understand natural history of native Florida Wildlife.
  • Interact with the general public, volunteers, staff and other internship participants.
  • Be knowledgeable about the Conservancy.
  • Weekends/ holiday hours may apply to intern’s schedule.


Apply at:  Conservancy of Southwest Florida Internships


Applicant must be a college graduate with a science based degree. Preference will be given to those with prior rehabilitation experience or pre-vet degree tracts.

Skills and Abilities

All Interns must be self-motivated individuals, with good time management skills and willing to work long hours as needed. Interns must be able to work independently as well as part of a team and have a sincere interest in working with wildlife. Attention to detail, initiative and a strong desire to learn are required.

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