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Internships

Interested in becoming an intern at the Wildlife Learning Center?

Overview

An internship with Wildlife Learning Center (WLC) is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested in gaining zoo husbandry experience. WLC interns work closely with staff biologists to care for over 100 rescued and zoo-born wild animals and to providing public education in the life sciences.

 

The position is physically demanding, fast paced, and requires moderate lifting, bending, and extended time on your feet. Interns work extensively outdoors regardless of weather conditions. Interns must be flexible with their hours as schedules can be highly variable. Interns are expected to maintain a professional and friendly demeanor at all times.

 

 

Duties

Interns will shadow and work closely with WLC staff biologists, volunteers, and other interns.

 

Interns will help to clean enclosures and equipment, prepare diets, provide behavioral enrichment, and interact with the general public to give wildlife education. Additionally, each intern is required to complete a project during his/her internship. The project may involve public education, behavioral enrichment, or another approved project that contributes to the goals of WLC.

 

 

Requirements

  • Must be at least a freshman in college, majoring in biology or a related animal science degree.
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Minimum 3-month commitment
  • Minimum commitment of three days per week
  • In good physical health and capable of lifting 50 lbs.
  • Must have a professional, clean cut appearance
  • Must have a positive attitude and ability to work closely with others
  • Must complete an approved project during internship

 

Qualified candidates will undergo an interview. You may qualify for a Skype interview if you are not able to make it in-person interview.

 

Summer Internships

WLC accepts five Summer Interns each year. Applications must be received by April 1 for the following summer. The 2016 Summer Internship application deadline is now closed.

 

 

Fall, Winter and Spring Internships

WLC accepts applications for three-month winter and spring internships.

If you are interested in applying for our internship program:

Please email the following to our coordinator at volunteers@wildlifelearningcenter.com

 

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. WLC Internship Application

 

Thank you for your interest in Wildlife Learning Center!

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Please call to learn more about Internship opportunities

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