Internship Opportunities & Application Form

Internship Instructions

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 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, 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.

Application Procedure:

All internships are unpaid and are 10 to 14 weeks in length and 20 to 40 hours per week. Limited housing is available.

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
  • Resume
  • Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable.)
  • Two letters of recommendation from an advisor, supervisor or current employer using the form below.

Email your additional application materials to roberta@wildlifesciencecenter.org

Incomplete application packets will NOT be considered.

For further information please contact us or call (651) 464-3993.

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
Are you 18 years of age or older? *
Have you ever been convicted of a felony? *
What college do you attend, or which did you attend most recently?
What are you majoring in, or what is your degree in?
What year did you graduate college? If you have not yet graduated, what is your expected graduation date?
Areas of Internship Interest *
Which internship(s) are you interested in applying for?
What dates are you available to intern? Please include a suggested start and end date. All internships are a minimum of 10 weeks.
Have you ever been vaccinated for rabies? *
A rabies vaccination is not required, but recommended for anyone working with/around wildlife.
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.
Your application packet MUST also include:
- Completed application form - Cover letter including a paragraph explaining why you are interested in the Wildlife Science Center internship - Resume - Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable) - Two letters of recommendation from an advisor, supervisor or current employer using the form found above. Please email these additional materials to: roberta@wildlifesciencecenter.org. Incomplete application packets will NOT be considered.