Wildlife Hospital Intern

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Wildlife Hospital Internship – 3 Month

Fellow Mortals was founded in 1985 on a philosophy of respect for individual life. We work with any species of wild bird (eagles to house sparrow) and certain non-predatory mammals, including squirrel species, beaver, opossum, woodchuck, mouse. We do not euthanize healthy orphans. We rehabilitate eyes-closed and newborn or new-hatched individuals. 2000 animals receive care annually.

The hospital is located on a 5-acre property outside of Lake Geneva, WI. We also have a 52-acre secondary location which is where the intern housing is located. Animal care buildings and facilities include a state-of-the art hospital, species-specific care rooms, several pool habitats, indoor and outdoor caging and flights, exam, x-ray, and surgical facilities.

Care is provided by a permanent professional staff of wildlife rehabilitators, all of whom are former interns. Surgery is performed by associated veterinarians. Interns help provide care for orphaned small mammals, waterfowl, and songbirds after training and under supervision of the rehabilitation staff.

Start dates in May or June
5 days a week, 2 non-consecutive days off. Days start at 8 a.m.; finish time about 10 p.m.
Accepted applicants are required to live within 15 minutes of the hospital location.

Benefits
• Stipend of $750 per month
• Excellence bonus of $500 upon successful completion of internship
• Exceptional interns may be assigned ‘primary caregiver’ status for an individual
• Shared rental housing in furnished apartment space available*
*Rent of $300 per month is waived for interns who help with laundry duties at intern location

Requirements
• Private health insurance, current tetanus vaccination, COVID vaccination
• Valid driver’s license, and a vehicle
• Mature demeanor, adaptable, emotionally stable
• Occasional heavy lifting (up to 50# feed bags when restocking)
• Good grip strength (use of water hose with nozzle or pressure washer)
• Able to perform repetitive motions (use of feeding instruments)
• Able to perform normal movements (walking, bending, kneeling, standing)
• Compassion and respect for the life and welfare of an individual animal
• Desire to perform at a high standard, to be exceptional as an intern

Longer internships may be available and start in March. Enquire with your cover letter.

Email the following to Yvonne Wallace Blane, Director of Rehabilitation
Yvonne@fellowmortals.org

Cover Letter addressing your interest in the position
Resumé (work, education & volunteer experience)
Two work or volunteer (not family or personal) references, with e-mail & phone contact
Specify earliest start date and latest end date

Providing reference letters with your application will expedite the process.

Deadline for applications is February 28, 2022

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