Raptor Rehabilitation Center Intern

September 27, 2017 6:27 PM | Anonymous member

Organization: RAPTOR Inc. 

Raptor Rehabilitation Center Internship

RAPTOR Inc.’s Internship Program is designed for current college students or recent college graduates working toward a career in wildlife conservation, animal care, education, communications and non-profit management. Under the guidance and supervision of RAPTOR Inc. staff, interns will develop skills and gain valuable real-world experience in their chosen field. Internships are non-paid and no housing will be provided.

Spring Internships begin in January and conclude in April. Application deadline is October 31.

Qualifications:

  • Passionate about raptor conservation.
  • At least 18 years of age and fluent in English.
  • Currently enrolled as a college junior or senior year majoring in a related field, a graduate student in a related field, or a recent college graduate with a related degree.
  • Up to date tetanus vaccination and medical insurance.
  • Valid driver’s license, car insurance and access to a vehicle.
  • Able to prepare diets that include rodents, poultry, fish and insects.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Able to follow directions and positively interact with staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions during day and evening hours.

Requirements:

  • Minimum commitment of 150 hours during a 15-week internship session. Exact schedule will be confirmed upon appointment.
  • Excellent attendance and communication.
  • Willing to create and implement a project to benefit the organization in some way.
  • If interested in receiving academic credit from your accredited institution, please provide their requirements and guidelines.
  • Since we deliver educational programs to groups of children, interns must be willing to submit to a background check with fingerprinting if requested.

Tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with animal care duties and diet preparation.
  • Assisting with daily facility and enclosure cleaning.
  • Assisting with repair of perching, equipment and enclosures.
  • Assisting with record keeping, marketing and fundraising activities, designing presentations and educational materials.
  • Assisting with the delivery of educational programs and tours.
  • Assisting with research activities and data collection.

Interested applicants should complete the online application here.

After completing the online application, submit a current resume, cover letter and 3 references to raptor@raptorinc.org

For more information, visit the Internships page on RAPTOR Inc.'s website.

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