Wildlife Hospital Intern

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Wildlife Hospital Internship – 3 Month

Organization & Core Values

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.

Description of Facility

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.

Wildlife Care

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*

*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 are available and can start as early as March. Enquire with your cover letter.

How to Apply

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

Application process

Applications will be acknowledged.

Applicants who pass initial screening will be contacted within one week.

Providing reference letters with your application will expedite the process.

Deadline for applications is February 28, 2022

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