The Wildlife Science Center Internship Program is designed to provide technical or college level student interns with practical learning experiences and provide the opportunity for interns to consider entering or furthering careers in biology, wildlife management, development and education. Wildlife Science Center internships are available to undergraduate juniors and seniors, recent graduates and graduate students.
In most instances, student interns are upper division majors or minors in the areas of biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine, education, development or related disciplines.
Internships are offered in the areas of animal management, development and education. Applications are accepted year round. All internships run 10 to 14 weeks with a 20 to 40 hour commitment. All internships are unpaid except for the Wildlife Science Center’s Wolf Camp internship (Wolf Camp is the Wildlife Science Center’s summer camp program opportunity – please contact WSC for more details.)
Wildlife/Animal Management – assist staff with daily maintenance chores (i.e. feeding, watering, cleaning enclosures, processing roadkilled deer, etc.), assist staff with maintaining daily records, assist with the construction of any new enclosures or other projects, and assist staff with maintenance and security of facility and grounds.
Education – assist staff with education programs including Saturday tours, wolf howl bonfires, school and other educational group programs, overnight wolf programs, offsite wildlife programs and public events.
All internships are unpaid and are 10 to 14 weeks in length and 20 to 40 hours per week.
Your application packet MUST include:
- Completed application form
- Cover letter including a paragraph explaining why you are interested in the Wildlife Science Center internship
- Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable.)
- Two letters of recommendation from an advisor, supervisor or current employer.
- Essay Questions
Please answer the essay questions below on a separate sheet of paper. Responses may be typed or handwritten but should be at least 50 words each.
- Describe two of your strengths and talents that you would bring to the Wildlife Science Center Internship Program.
- Why do you want to be part of the Wildlife Science Center education and research team and what do you hope to gain from this experience?
- How do you feel about animals in captivity?
For further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 464-3993.