Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota
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Wildlife Rehabilitation Nursery Intern (seasonal)
WRC provides qualified internship applicants the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with wildlife in our seasonal Mammal and/or Avian Nurseries or Turtle Care. Interns will learn skills that include: wildlife handling, hand feeding, species identification, nutrition, husbandry, behavior, disease/illness treatments, admit protocols, and working with dedicated and compassionate volunteers. Nurseries are open from Mid-March through Mid-October, there are different sessions within that time frame available for interns depending on availability (see https://wrcmn.org/Wildlife-Internships-at-WRC/12/ for details).
Commitment of 20-30 hours per week and 300 hours minimum to complete the internship. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. College students, college graduates, or people just looking for a fun hands-on experience with wildlife are all welcome. Housing is not provided. Working with wildlife requires some labor-intensive tasks, so you must be capable of standing for long periods of time, lifting 30+ pounds, working in a hot and humid environment, and bending down/sitting on the ground.
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (WRC) is the busiest wildlife rehabilitation center in the world seeing over 17,000 animals annually. WRC's mission is to rehabilitate and release our wild animal patients back into the wild. WRC is a non-profit organization that has a staff of 40 and relies greatly on the efforts of volunteers and interns during the busy summer months. Our opportunities provide hands-on experience working with wildlife.