This is an excellent opportunity to gain wildlife rehabilitation and education experience with a qualified, well-established and organized wildlife rehabilitation shelter in the San Francisco Bay Area. The intern will also gain first-hand experience at observing and learning behavior and physiological characteristics of our native wildlife. The intern may receive class credits through prior arrangements with his/her instructors. The intern will receive evaluations, and if requested, letters of reference for future positions or continuing education.
The intern will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of the care of injured or orphaned wildlife with the goal of returning the animal to the wild. Duties will include the monitoring of animals in-house to insure continuity of care, assist shelter volunteers in animal care as needed in all aspects of animal husbandry such as feeding, cleaning and monitoring health status, assist with laboratory diagnostic procedures such a fecal analysis and parasite identification, assist with answering Wildlife Rescue's Urban Wildlife Hotline. Intern will be asked to work on an independent research project.
Training and Support:
20 hours per week for a minimum of 2 months. Ability to work flexible hours desirable. Position is from May to August (negotiable) to coincide with the peak of our wildlife season and the deluge of nestling songbirds!
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Last updated: 19 June 2000