Our interns play an important part in wildlife care and education at our center! The skills and duties you will likely be a part of include:
- Daily husbandry of resident animals and rehabilitation patients. This includes cleaning, diet preparation, maintenance and stocking of supplies and materials used in their care.
- Delivering walking tours of the facility to visitors on-site
- Assisting the education staff in presentations off-site, such as school assemblies, community events and special functions
- Training and developing enrichment for resident animals
- Participation in health checks on resident animals
- Observation and participation in triage and treatment of rehabilitation patients
- Developing and maintaining educational props and organizing bio-facts.
- Special projects around the facility
Spring and Summer internships have a heavy focus on wildlife rehabilitation and public education while fall and winter internships have a heavy focus on resident animal care. Regardless of the season, all interns will learn some aspects of both resident ambassador and wildlife patient care in addition to learning how to work as part of a fast-paced, team environment. Please see our website for applications and more information at https://wildlifeimages.org/tour-fees/volunteers/intern.