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Wildlife Internship

Position Summary
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is offering an internship opportunity in wildlife rehabilitation, animal care, and public education.
Interns will work alongside wildlife specialists to:
-       Care for native wildlife admitted to the wildlife rehabilitation program, including assisting with feeding, cleaning, medicating, and supportive care for a variety of species
-       Clean, feed and provide daily care for resident animals; assist with animal handling, health monitoring, enrichment, exhibit management, and general husbandry
-       Assist with public education and wildlife programs for a variety of audiences and ages
-       Provide support with departmental administrative and organization duties as needed

Internships run from mid- to late-May through mid-August. Interns work 4 days each week (Sunday-Saturday) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please include your availability and available start date in the application.
Internships are unpaid, but may qualify for course credit.
Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s degree or have completed at least 2 years of coursework in pre-vet, environmental science, biology, zoology, or a related field; or be seriously pursuing a career in a related field. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
Prior animal-care experience or experience working with wildlife is strongly preferred.
Other qualifications include:
-       The ability to work as part of a team
-       A high level of self-motivation
-       The capability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
-       Effective communication skills
-       A passion for wildlife education and conservation
-       Experience with Microsoft Office software
-       Physical ability to perform manual work such as loading/pushing wheelbarrows, lifting up to 50 pounds, etc.
-       Valid driver’s license
Cover letter, resume and 2 letters of recommendation should be submitted to with the subject line “Wildlife Internship.”

Application deadline: February 28th, 2022