Internship Opportunities & Application Form
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, and education. Wildlife Science Center internships are available to undergraduates, 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 and education. Applications are accepted year round, with internships generally beginning in early winter, late spring, and early fall. All internships run 12 to 16 weeks with a 30 to 40 hour/week 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). Limited housing is available. If you have questions about WSC's internship program, please email Roberta@wildlifesciencecenter.org
Animal care interns will gain valuable wildlife handling experience while observing and/or participating in cutting-edge research and taking advantage of critical networking opportunities with prominent wildlife professionals.
Primary Internship Responsibilities:
- Assist staff with daily animal maintenance chores (i.e. feed, water, clean enclosures, process road-kill deer, etc.)
- Maintain daily records.
- Assist with the construction of any new enclosures or other projects.
- Assist with ongoing research and animal immobilizations.
- Assist with maintenance and security of facility and grounds.
- Assist with other various duties as needed.
- Undergraduate, graduate student or recent graduate, preferably interested in wildlife and/or natural resources education
- Must be at least 18 years old and able to sign a liability waiver
- Ability to work outside in various weather conditions (i.e. 90% outside, inclement weather)
- Ability to lift 50-100 lbs
- Ability to accommodate occasional unusual work hours (i.e. overnights, weekends, etc.)
- Willingness to handle carcasses and tolerate other unusual conditions
- Ability to work with others and independently
- Must be able to take and follow directions, completing appointed tasks in a timely manner
- Must be punctual and have regular attendance.
- Possess a willingness to learn
- 1st aid and CPR recommended (WSC will provide training, as needed.)
- Highly motivated to support the Wildlife Science Center
- Willing to abide by the Wildlife Science Center’s mission, vision and values
Email a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, two completed reference forms, and the completed internship application form below to Roberta@wildlifesciencecenter.org. (Note: If you are using the online reference and application forms, they do not need to be separately emailed after being submitted through the website.)
Primary Internship Responsibilities:
- 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.
Email a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, two completed reference forms, and the completed internship application form below to Bob@wildlifesciencecenter.org. (Note: If you are using the online reference and application forms, they do not need to be separately emailed after being submitted through the website.)
Internship Application Form
Your application packet MUST include:
- Completed application form (online form below or PDF)
- 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 using either of the forms below.
Email your additional application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Incomplete application packets will NOT be considered.
For further information please contact us or call (651) 464-3993.