TWRC Wildlife Center would like to invite college students and aspiring professionals in the Zoology, Wildlife Biology and Pre-Vet, and Public Relations/Marketing fields to apply for our unpaid internship opportunities. Internships are available in our Animal Care Program, General Center, Public Relations/Marketing, and our Wildlife Vet Room. Our Vet Room and Animal Care internships are designed around the spring, and summer, and our Public Relations/Marketing and Center Internships are offered all year round.
All of our internship experiences are hands-on and are overseen by our trained staff. Throughout your internship, we will offer you training in wildlife handling and care, non-profit business practices, and specialized training helping to give you a competitive edge for pursuing your career. Come join us and learn about our mission to promote environmental conversation through public education and the rehabilitation of Texas wildlife.
TWRC is an unforgettable experience that has taught me a deep appreciation for wildlife animals. It provided a diverse opportunity where you get to be hands-on giving medications, fluids, and tube feeding various animals that you do not get to do anywhere else. The staff at TWRC is always willing and able to teach you techniques and skills that will help you across many different fields of study. TWRC is a must for anyone interested in wildlife or veterinary medicine!
~ Kathy Hulbert
Internship Program Overview
TWRC Wildlife Center offers an Internship program that can run February through September of each year; however, we look for a solid commitment over the summer semester running May to August.
Types of Internships Include:
Minimum Requirements for all Internships:
- Interns must attend a training orientation
- Interns must be at least 18 years old by the internship application due date and currently enrolled in college (or within 1 year of post-college graduation at application due date)
- Applicants should be studying a field related to the desired placement
- Interns must commit to a minimum of 200 hours but may be as high as 400 hours
- Any applicable college credit (or additional requirements) must be arranged by the student through his/her institution and presented to TWRC staff during initial interviews
- Interns must have reliable transportation
- Interns must be able to lift 40lbs
- Interns must be able to stand for long periods of time
- All applicants must provide a current resume and a letter of recommendation from either a professor or previous employer in their online application
- Note that completion of an internship does not guarantee full-time or part-time job placement at TWRC Wildlife Center.