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.