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. Typically our interns are majoring in one or more of the following areas of study: Biology, Zoology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Wildlife Ecology or Management, Environmental Science, or Veterinary Science. Others already have a degree and are looking for more experience in the field. In some cases, you may be eligible to receive college credit for your internship. 

​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 trainings, including our memberships, library, and in-house workshops.

We require full-time interns to work 40 hours per week in five 8-hour shifts with two consecutive days off, and part-time interns to work a minimum of 24-hours with schedules set based on availability and clinic needs. Due to the 24/7 nature of this work, interns will be required to work some early morning, late evening, and weekend shifts. There is mandatory training and workshops the first week of the internship and we ask that schedules remain open for this time. 

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Below are Internship session dates:

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

Spring:  April 4, 2021-June 12,2021

Summer:  June 13, 2021-August 21, 2021

Fall:  August 22, 2021- October 30, 2021

*Specific start and end dates can be arranged on an individual basis*


You may use the links below to submit your application online. If you have any questions, please contact our Clinic Intern Coordinator at intern@thecenterforwildlife.org

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 #1 (online submission; please forward the link to three professional references)

Physical Address

375 Mountain Road, Cape Neddick, ME 03902

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 620, Cape Neddick, ME 03902

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(207) 361-1400