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


The Wildlife Care Internship Program at the Center for Wildlife is a non-paid work/learning experience for individuals interested in wildlife. These positions can serve as an exciting pathway into wildlife career opportunities. 

​Interns provide valuable support to clinic staff while working alongside our team of medical clinic 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 all aspects of rehabilitation management from cleaning, feeding, cage set-up and maintenance to close observation, treatment, and release of animals. Interns also receive valuable experience in administering medication, learning how to safely handle wild animals, raising orphaned birds and mammals, and understanding the current challenges our wildlife face. Center for Wildlife’s internships include access to many resources and training, including our memberships, library, and in-house workshops.



  • Must be 18 years of age or older

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

  • Personal transportation is required

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic

Compensation and Hours:

  • Internships are unpaid

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

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

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

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

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


Click here for the official job description.


Session Dates and Application Deadlines:

Late Winter:  February 2, 2021-April 4, 2021--N/A

Spring:  April 4, 2021-June 12, 2021 (Deadline: January 15th)

Summer:  June 13, 2021-August 21, 2021 (Deadline: February 15th)

Fall:  August 22, 2021- October 30, 2021 (Deadline: July 15th)



The following documents must be filled out completely in order to be considered for a Wildlife Care Internship:

  1. Wildlife Care Internship Application (online submission)

  2. Professional Reference Questionnaire (online submission; please forward the link to three professional references)


If you have any questions, please contact our Clinic Intern Coordinator at intern@thecenterforwildlife.org