Animal Care Internships

ANIMAL CARE INTERNSHIPS
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Are you interested in Animal Care Internship program? All the eligible applicants will explore all the exciting opportunities in this field. Animal care is the most generous and exciting task. To spend time with animals provides great pleasure, satisfaction and unique experience too. The part played by animal care intern may not be convenient but they’re certainly valuable. Interns learn animal care functions including observing, Species’ identification, diets, enclosure cleaning and servicing, habitats, behavioral enrichment, feeding, conservation needs etc. It’s quite impossible to ignore our love for them. It’s a unique and rewarding experience that ensures that another life is taken care of and saved. Having an internship in wildlife rehabilitation in biological environment will allow discovering several career options some of which have never considered before. Following list provides you the extensive data of animal care internships available at present. Consider these listed internships in animal care and apply now!

Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship
Interns gain valuable practical experience, while helping PAWS’ wildlife patients and working with professional staff and highly trained volunteers. Interns will receive daily one-on-one training and are required to attend an orientation and two in-depth training classes. Interns will also have the opportunity to work on an individual or group project. Interns must have ability to speak, read and write the English language fluently. The internship date starts from May 1 to October 31 – Full time.

Big Cat Rescue Internship Program
During the course of the internship, the intern will gain valuable knowledge and working experience with small cats including; Siberian lynx, Canada lynx, bobcat, serval, caracal and other animals. Animal Husbandry Internships are 12-week terms and are full-time non-paid positions.  Interns work a 5-6 day workweek of 50+ hours. Applications are accepted year round. It is recommended that you apply no later than three months prior to your desired start date, but applications will be accepted anytime.

Animal Care Internships
It offers valuable experience to those who are planning to apply to vet school or looking to persue a job in the animal care field. All internships are unpaid and housing is the responsibility of the individual. Interns must commit to volunteering at least 16-36 hours per week. This includes working at least 1-2 full days. There are three intern sessions available each year. Application Deadline is 3 March.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Paid Internship
Intern must be able to lift a minimum of 15lbs., stand for periods of at least 30 minute intervals. Applications will be accepted from Pre-vet, veterinary technician, zoo or aquarium or animal science students. These students should be graduates or undergraduates. A stipend of $150.00 per week in addition to a $275.00 per month housing allowance will be provided. Off-site housing is available for a fee. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.

EFBC’s Feline Conservation Centre Internships
EFBC’s Feline Conservation Center has limited availability for qualified interns. The internship is a minimum 12 week program. Applicants must have an observation and assistance in medical procedures if situation allows for it. Interns majoring in veterinary medicine may have an opportunity to work with our veterinarian at their private clinic as well. Applications renews on September 1 every year.

Wolf Hollow Internships
An internship at Wolf Hollow provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with many different wildlife species. Internships at Wolf Hollow are for a period of approximately 8-9 weeks each, during the May to October period. The actual working day ranges from approximately 9am-5pm in winter to 7am-10pm (worked in shifts) in summer. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2014.

Animal Care Interns, Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch
Interns have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on animal care experience, knowledge about a variety of species, and exposure to the operations of an animal care center. Applicants must be mature individual with the ability to handle physically and emotionally stressful situations, a demanding workload, and the ability to work independently or as a team. Currently applications are opened for the fall 2014 (August 25, 2014–Nov. 14, 2014) and winter 2014 (Nov. 24, 2014–Feb. 13, 2015).

Animal Care Internships
These internships will help in enhancing productivity and efficiency of animal husbandry at the sanctuary, assisting in maintaining high standards of care. Internships are non-salaried but can possibly include a stipend. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or have a work permit in the U.S. All interns will undergo training on safety procedures, crisis management, and the rules of the road involving the care of potentially dangerous animals. Internships are for a period of 4 weeks to one year and require a minimum of 40 hours per week. 

San Diego Zoo Internships
Interns will fill specific roles within a home department and will be given assignments over the summer to ensure they gain a real understanding of the business aspect of the organization. The application process starts from 1 January to 31st March each year.

Exotic Cat Internship
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a no-kill facility dedicated to rescuing abused, abandoned and unwanted big cats. The refuge is located in NW Arkansas is seeking a full-time, 6 months Intern Keeper. The internship covers Weekly cash stipend for food.  Applicants must be self-motivated, with high desire to provide the best care available to animals. Applicants must also be observant and able to keep detailed records. Deadline for fall internship applications is April and spring internship applications is November 1.

IMMS Animal Care Internships
The IMMS Animal Care Internship Program is designed as a way for students/individuals interested in a career in animal care and training to gain valuable experience in a real-world setting. Interns will primarily be trained in aspects of animal care, but will also participate in other activities at IMMS. Interns must be able to commit to a minimum of at least 12 weeks, 40 hours a week. The internship can be extended depending on work performance. The application deadlines are 1st March, 1st June and 1st November.

IMMS Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Response Internship
The IMMS Stranding Response Internship is designed as a way for students interested in a career in marine mammal and sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation to gain hands on experience in a real-world setting. Interns will participate in the response to both live and dead marine mammals and sea turtles. Intern must be financially stable enough to obtain housing and transportation, though IMMS staff will do their best to assist you in making arrangements. Applications will close on 1st March, 1st June and 1st November.

Catskill Animal Sanctuary Internship
Camp Kindness at Catskill Animal Sanctuary engages young people in a vibrant day program designed to foster compassion. The age-specific program will span approximately six weeks and takes place on Sanctuary grounds in Saugerties, New York. The Humane Educator, along with two assistants, will guide young people age 9 – 14 through each one-week humane education program. The deadline for application is April 30, 2014.

Houston Zoo Internships
The Houston Zoo offers unpaid internships for current or recent college students. Internships are available in most animal sections, as well as horticulture, education, marketing, conservation, and other areas. The minimum time commitment is 200 hours during the semester. Specific hours may be scheduled to meet the needs of both the intern and the department. All applicants must provide a cover letter, a current resume, and one letter of recommendation from either a professor or previous employer. The application deadlines are March 24, 2014 and June 30, 2014.

Veterinary Internship in Aquatic Animal Healt
This veterinary internship will provide veterinary experience in the areas of marine mammal pathology and stranding response, public aquarium, zoo, and aquaculture medicine. Applicants must provide demonstrated research and pathology experience and a demonstrated track record in publication of research results. Applications should be submitted by 31st July 2014.

Wildlife Rehabilitator Interns
The Interns are responsible for feeding and caring for injured and orphaned wildlife, including small to medium mammals and songbirds, white-tailed deer, and birds of prey. Interns should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Preference will be given to students studying in related fields or graduates looking to obtain work experienceApplications for 2015 will be accepted starting in October 2014.

Internships at Georgia Aquarium
Interns commit to a regular schedule in a specific department for a short period of time (3-8 months). All internships are unpaid. Interns must have excellent writing skills, detail-oriented, highly organized, strong problem-solving skills and self-motivated. The minimum required hours per week are 24. The application deadline is March 10, 2014.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer Interns
All intern positions are voluntary and full time. Position duration varies from a minimum of 2 months up to maximum of 6 months, 5 days per week, 40-50 hours per week. Preference will be given to intern applicants dedicated to internships longer than 2 months.  Experience in wildlife rehabilitation techniques is advisable. The minimum length of the animal care leader internship is 4 months or longer, depending on the species of interest. Spring and summer internship applications are accepted until March 31, 2014. Fall internship applications are accepted until July 15, 2014.

Brandywine Zoo Internship
These internships are paid through The Delaware State Park Internship Program. Applicants must be working toward or already have a degree in Education, Recreation, Museum Studies, Communications, Animal Science or other Biological Sciences. Intern must be at least 18 years old with valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Applications will be considered on a continual basis until March 28, 2014.

Blank Park Zoo Internships
Internships are available in the Aquatics, Avian & Reptiles, Small mammal & Kids Kingdom (domestic) and large mammal/hoof-stock areas. These internships is available to work 40 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks, including weekends and holidays. Deadline for summer 2014 applications is March 1, 2014.

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