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Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship: Summer 2019

Deadline:
Employer:
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge
Job Field:
Fisheries
Wildlife
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location:
Florida
Location Detail:
3051 Clopton’s Circle, Navarre FL 32566
Job Description:

The ECWR is a non-profit licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility located in the Florida panhandle. Our internship program is designed for individuals pursuing studies in wildlife management, biology, pre-veterinary studies, zoology, and captive animal management and it offers the following opportunities:

  • Work directly with Wildlife Health Staff at the rehabilitation facility.
  • Perform initial exams and assessments of injured native wildlife such as raptors, songbirds, shorebirds, raccoons, foxes, squirrels, beavers, turtles, deer, and opossum.
  • Learn current rehab practices.
  • Learn to calculate medicine dosages, administer fluids, give injections, bandage techniques, etc.
  • Proficiency at dietary and nutritional requirements for a variety of species. 
  • Design, construction, and maintenance of all indoor and outdoor exhibits.
  • Captive animal management.
  • Exotic animal husbandry.
  • Rescue injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife.
  • Neonate care – includes after hours care at home.
  • Marine mammal and sea turtle stranding & and necropsies, as needed.
  • Education programs with and enrichment projects for animal ambassadors.
Qualifications:

Our internship program is designed for individuals pursuing studies in wildlife management, biology, pre-veterinary studies, zoology, and captive animal management.

Interns must be currently enrolled in college or be a recent college graduate. 

Miscellaneous:

Interns work 40 hours per week, and as the ECWR is a non-profit organization, the internship is unpaid. The experience gained from the immersion into the world of wildlife rehab and exotic animal husbandry is extremely beneficial to people who are contemplating careers in the veterinary, captive animal management, or wildlife rehabilitation fields. Internship duration is 15 weeks (can be longer if desired) and interns will be scheduled to meet the needs of ECWR. Interns must be currently enrolled in college or be a recent college graduate. 

Salary:
Unpaid
How to Apply:

To apply, please send a resume to Michelle Pettis (Intern Coordinator) at: mpettis@ecwildliferefuge.com