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, Education and our Wildlife Vet Room.
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
Types of Internships Include:
Fall internship dates: September to December
Applications Accepted from May 1st to July 31st
Spring internship dates: February to May
Applications Accepted from October 1st to December 31st
Summer Internships dates: May to August
Applications Accepted to Januray 1st to March 31st
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
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, at least 3 Shifts a week and 4 to 8 hours a shift
Must be available to work all shifts including early morning, late night and weekends
Interns will be required to complete and present a project specific to their position
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, teacher or previous employer in their online application
Note that the completion of an internship does not guarantee full-time or part-time job placement at TWRC Wildlife Center.