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February 19, 2014

Wildlife Nursery Intern, South Florida Wildlife Center

The South Florida Wildlife Center, a high-volume, non-profit wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility that also cares for and finds homes for many non-native species, has opportunities for a wildlife nursery intern (click to view expanded position description) [PDF].

This role introduces interns to the care of sick, injured, and orphaned baby wildlife and certain non-natives.

Some specific internship responsibilities include:

  • Clean and set up enclosures/habitats
  • Prepare diets and formulas
  • Hand feed animals using appropriate techniques
  • Document all care and observations
  • Handle patients for weighing and transfers
  • Assist with routine care and physical exams
  • Provide enrichment
  • Convey potential problems to staff
  • Assist with general housekeeping/laundry

Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Able to tolerate outdoor temperatures up to and at times above 95 degrees F with high humidity for short amounts of time
  • Able to meet the requirements outlined in the Essential Capabilities document with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Interns who wish to work with rabies vector species in rehabilitative care must receive pre-exposure rabies inoculation

The internship time commitment is 30 hours/week for 12 weeks. International interns are solely responsible for obtaining any required visas. On-site housing is not available, but we may be able to help find affordable off-site boarding.

Interns must pass a criminal background check and sign a waiver and release of liability.

To apply, fill out an application. Note: you will be asked to submit a cover letter and résumé with this application.

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