Employment and Internship Opportunities
Now Accepting applications for 2021
The Center for Wildlife Medical Clinic Apprenticeship offers practical, experiential learning opportunities in a wildlife rehabilitation clinic for those who already have experience working with wildlife. Some of the skills learned include providing wildlife hotline and admissions assistance, species identification, husbandry and handling techniques, medical exams and triage, feeding and fluid therapy techniques, outdoor cage and facilities maintenance, and monitoring and evaluating patients throughout the rehabilitation process.
Medical Clinic Apprentices report directly to licensed staff and work closely with the medical clinic team in a more experienced and supervisory role, assisting with managing the center’s volunteers and seasonal Wildlife Care Interns. Training is provided as part of the apprenticeship program through workshops, hands-on experience, and supervisory responsibilities. Those that successfully complete the apprenticeship program will be in a position to pursue obtaining their own wildlife rehabilitation permit.
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Medical Clinic Apprenticeship
ABOUT CENTER FOR WILDLIFE
Center for Wildlife was founded in 1986. Since inception, we have treated over 35,000 injured and orphaned wild animals, and presented environmental education programming to over 100,000 community members. In addition to our patient load and education programs, we also serve over 15,000 callers on our Wildlife Assistance Hotline each year, and host 30 college students from across the country through our Wildlife Care Internship program.
Center for Wildlife has an annual operating budget of $475,000. We have seven board members, seven year-round staff members, three seasonal staff, and close to 100 volunteers. We recently purchased 8.2 acres of land adjoining our current location, and will be spending the next 2-3 years working on a $4.5 million capital campaign to build a new facility.