Animal Care Internship

Spots available: All spots have been taken. We will be accepting applications for Fall in June. Please check back June 1st!

Description: Interns will gain hands-on experience with small mammals and birds. Our interns work mainly with opossums, eastern grey squirrels, fox squirrels, and a large variety of songbirds. This position involves working with many volunteers on a daily basis. Training will include daily operations such as animal admissions, TWRC Hotline and center maintenance. Candidates for this position should be friendly, reliable, flexible, motivated, and capable of multi-tasking.

Duties Include:

  • Diet preparation and feeding for small mammals and birds
  • Responsible for setting up caging, preparing diets, and providing basic husbandry for mammals and avian species in the Animal Care Program
  • Husbandry tasks include cleaning, feeding, providing enrichment, administering medication, etc.
  • Working closely with critical and compromised animals and providing limited medical care to them
  • Working together with staff and volunteers to complete daily tasks
  • Communicate closely with the Manager, Assistant Managers, and Shift Supervisors
  • Willingness to learn and execute appropriate handling skills
  • Working TWRC admission and collecting important information upon animal intake
  • Answering hotline calls and providing help to caller
  • Handling of a wide variety of animals while transferring into appropriate housing upon admission

Specific Requirements:

  • Applicants should be pursuing a degree in Biology, Zoology, Animal Science, or a closely related field