Website Heaven's Wildlife Rescue

Opportunity Type:
Job

Internship Duration:

All intern positions are voluntary and full time. There is a stipend paid of $75 per week. Position duration varies from a minimum of 1 months up to maximum of 7 months. Applicants who desire longer internship periods will be considered first. Work schedule is 6 days per week, 50 + hours per week, (usually 9 to 10hr days). Schedule depends on the needs of wildlife patients and is rotating and includes days, evenings, split shifts and weekends.

 

Animal Care Internships:

Our interns learn a variety of wildlife rehabilitation skills and techniques. Responsibilities will include but not limited to: patient admissions, assisting with species examinations, species specific diet preparations, feeding orphaned babies, gavage feeding, indoor cage and outdoor enclosure cleaning, medication administration, wound management, assisting with turtle egg harvesting and incubating. (depending on admissions) grounds maintenance such as grass cutting, weed wiping, painting, cleaning, dishes, laundry (wild babies make us a lot of laundry)

 

Wildlife we rehabilitate are:

Raccoon, fox, bat, skunk, squirrel, opossum, mink, weasel, flying squirrel, cottontail, groundhog, chipmunk, muskrat, coyote, turtles etc.

 

Accommodations:

We provide free of charge onsite accommodations in a shared house with other volunteer interns, you will have access to kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities. WiFi is also available. Please state on your application whether or not you would like to be considered for accommodations.

 

Qualifications:

At least 18 years of age
Commitment to the length of the internship

Must be dedicated and reliable.

Valid driver’s license an asset
Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
Must commit to work hours according to the needs of our wildlife patients.
Must be team oriented and work well with others.

Applicants who have their rabies vaccinations please let us know in the email when you apply! If you do not have your rabies vaccines they are required and some health care plans do cover the costs of the vaccines so please inquire about that through your health care plan.

 

To Apply:

Please email resume to peggy@heavenswildlife.org Interns with longer internship periods will be chosen first. (please include start and end dates available and where you saw our posting.

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