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Sandstone, Minnesota, USA
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The Wildcat Sanctuary has a dynamic intern program looking for highly motivated, dedicated, and passionate individuals looking to gain experience in all aspects of animal care/husbandry and running a sanctuary. If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding experience, want to provide the ultimate care for our rescued felines and assist in construction and habitat maintenance, this may be the internship for you. We are an accredited, non-profit sanctuary nestled between the beautiful lakes, fields and forests in Sandstone Minnesota conveniently located between Duluth and the Twin Cities.

The internship duration is 6 months and interns receive a weekly $50 stipend for food. A 3-month, unpaid internship is available on a case-by-case basis. Candidates should have a degree in zoology, biology or related field is preferred, but experience with exotic animal husbandry may be considered.

We accept 6-8, full-time interns for each internship period. Internship starting dates are in September and March.

TWS is not accepting international applicants at the time.

Intern Applicant Prerequisites:
Must be 18 years of age
Must be fluent in the English language (verbal and written communication)
Must provide your own health insurance
Must be in good physical condition
Must be able to kneel, stoop, bend, twist, lift, reach, push, pull, and walk on uneven terrain
Must be able to consistently lift 60 pounds
Must be comfortable on ladders
Must hold a valid driver’s license
Must be comfortable driving SUV/ Cargo Van
Must be able to work in all weather conditions and during weather extremes
Must be able to work 6 days per week, including weekends, holidays and from 8 am to 8 pm
Must provide their own mode of transportation to TWS
Interns must obtain tetanus vaccination prior to participating in the internship program

How to Apply
Please go to for complete information on our program and how to apply. If you have questions, please contact Kathie at
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