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Wildlife rehabilitation internship

Wildcat Creek wildlife center
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Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
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Job Description:

Wildcat Creek wildlife center is a wildlife rehabilitation and hospital facility located in Delphi Indiana. Annually we admit nearly 2000 wildlife patients of all native and migratory species. Interns work with songbirds, woodpeckers, waterfowl, birds of prey, reptiles and amphibians. Mammals species include White-tailed deer, raccoon, opossum, fox, coyote, mink, bobcat, skunk, woodchuck, muskrats, and five species of squirrels.

Indiana has a very low occurrence of rabies so a pre-exposure rabies vaccine is not a requirement for this internship. Bats are the only species interns are not allowed to work with unless they have a pre-exposure rabies vaccine.

Interns work hands-on with over 100 different species and learn several different feeding techniques, preparation of species specific formulas, have the opportunity to read radiographs, observe surgeries, and participate in postoperative care under the direct supervision of our medical staff. Other responsibilities include animal husbandry, enrichment, diet prep, hospital hygiene, recordkeeping, admission and triage of new patients.

We are looking for interns that can enthusiastically work 60 to 70 hours a week. The work week consists of five 12 to 14 hour days and two days off per week. Work is conducted inside as well as outside in all kinds of weather and can be physically demanding. Interns work in a fast paced, high stress, multitasking and demanding environment. This is an unpaid internship but we do have housing available at the center. Minimum time commitment is 12 weeks. We are looking for interns to start in May and stay with us until August this is our busiest season. We do offer internships year-round and start dates are flexible.

To apply please send a cover letter and résumé to Denise Hays at Please indicate the time period you are interested in and your available start dates.

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Applicant should be enrolled in or recent graduate from a related field of study. Previous animal husbandry experience is a plus!





How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and résumé to Denise Hays at