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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Wildlife Care Intern! ​


The Wildlife Care Internship Program at the Center for Wildlife is an unpaid learning experience for individuals interested in wildlife. These positions can serve as an exciting pathway into wildlife career opportunities, such as wildlife rehabilitation, wildlife biology, environmental education, and conservation biology. 

​Interns provide valuable support to clinic staff while working alongside our team of wildlife rehabilitation apprentices and volunteers. This teamwork allows us to provide our sick, injured, and orphaned wild animal patients the highest quality care. Individuals selected will be encouraged to participate in many aspects of wildlife rehabilitation from cleaning, feeding, cage set-up and maintenance to close observation, treatment, and release of animals. Intern daily responsibilities are primarily focused on care of orphans and general husbandry, and facilities upkeep (including cleaning indoor and outdoor cages, sweeping, mopping, laundry, etc.). Interns will have the opportunity to observe physical examinations and diagnostics, as well as take part in releasing animals back into the wild. Interns also receive valuable experience in learning how to safely handle wild animals, the importance of nutrition and husbandry in raising orphaned birds and mammals, and understanding the current challenges wildlife in our community face. Center for Wildlife’s internships include access to many resources and training, including our memberships, library, and in-house workshops.

Interns are expected to work alongside our clinic staff, apprentices, and volunteers. Volunteers and interns work together during shifts to help support staff in animal care and daily operations. Many of our volunteers have been with us for a long time and have a diverse background of experience and knowledge.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • College degree or current college student is preferred, but not required. You may be eligible to receive college credit for your internship

  • Highly self-motivated

  • Attention to detail, punctuality, initiative and a strong desire to learn are required

  • Personal transportation is required

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic

  • Tetanus and COVID vaccinations are required

Compensation and Hours:

  • Internships are unpaid

  • Full-time interns are required to work 40 hours per week in five 8-hour shifts

    • Priority is given to full time applicants

  • Part-time interns are required to work a minimum of 24 hours per week

  • Onsite housing is available for full time interns on a limited basis

    • Interns living on-site may be required to work split shifts

  • Interns will be required to work some early morning, late evening, and weekend shifts.

  • There is mandatory training the first week of each internship session and we ask that schedules remain open during this time. 

  • UNH COLSA students are eligible to apply for the SOAR fund to receive a stipend for their internship.


Click here for full session descriptions.


Intern shifts are typically scheduled as 7am-3pm or 1pm-9pm, and interns are scheduled with both morning and afternoon shifts. When caseload is lower (beginning of spring and end of fall), shifts are scheduled as 9-5. 


Session Dates and Application Deadlines:

Spring:  March 31, 2024-June 8, 2024 (Deadline: January 15th)

Summer:  June 9, 2024-August 17, 2024 (Deadline: February 15th)

Fall:  August 18, 2024- October 26, 2024 (Deadline: July 15th)


Please click on the link above to view the position description. 



Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to


If you have any questions, please contact our Clinic Intern Coordinator at


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