We are firm believers of learning outside of the classroom and we understand how beneficial a good internship can be to your studies as well as your career development. That is why we want to make your experience as constructive as possible; giving you the opportunity to be a part of the work we do here but also allowing you to complete independent research within your chosen topics. We want to tailor these internships to the individual so we can all benefit from your time here and you can leave feeling that you are one step closer to your future goals.
As a wildlife husbandry intern you will primarily be working on our sanctuary and in our rehabilitation center where you will help clean enclosures, learn how to prepare a nutritionally balanced diet, and create enrichment devices to promote natural behaviors in all of the animals, as well as many other activities.
We aim to make this internship all-encompassing so we will also give you the opportunities to observe surgeries and necropsies in the clinic, learn how to feed neonates and juvenile animals, and discover how we manage our on-site camera trap project, as well as many others. There will be numerous occasions where you can learn and develop new skills, as well as master some that you may already know.
It is important to understand that we cannot make any guarantees as to what will occur while you are here; whether it be animal emergencies or animal releases; but we aim to give you as many opportunities as possible, and we hope you can understand that no two internships are the same.
- Minimum 18 years of age
- Minimum of a 1-month commitment
- Has to be studying or plan to study a relevant subject OR currently work in a related field
- Completed a successful Skype interview
What will you be doing?
We will try and provide you with as many opportunities as we can to allow you to learn and develop, and here are just a few of the things you can expect to be involved with:
- Setting up and managing our onsite camera trap program
- Administering enrichment to our resident and temporary animals
- Feeding juvenile animals and neonates
- Take part in and observe animal training sessions with our sanctuary animals
- General animal husbandry
- Record keeping
- Observing routine necropsies
- Animal restraint and capture methods
- Diet preparation
- Carrying out tours to the public
We also provide weekly lectures on a range of topics to expand your learning experience on subjects our staff members are passionate about.
If you think you would like to join our team, then please fill out an application form.