ANNOUNCEMENT:

ST. FRANCIS WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTER

COLLEGE INTERNSHIP

 

Internship location: St. Francis Wildlife Association, Inc., a 35 acre wildlife rehabilitation center in Gadsden County, Florida.

Length of Internship: One semester @ 20 hours per week

Credits: Equivalent to a one semester Internship (varies by Institution) or Directed Independent Study

Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a college program in an environmental science major such as: Wildlife Resource Management; Zoology, Zoo Animal Technology, Wildlife Ecology, Science Education, Environmental Conservation, Biology or a related program.

Procedure: Applicants submit completed application and provide three references. Upon acceptance, applicant must submit an Agreement of Participation document, with appropriate signatures prior to beginning internship.

After appropriate training, responsibilities include:

- Daily feeding/medical care of animals
- Documentation of medical conditions and changing needs of animals
- Cleaning wildlife cages as needed
- Overseeing volunteers on a daily basis
- Answering phone, relaying messages to Executive Director
- Working with Education Director to formulate research project
- Complete Research Project within 2 weeks of last date of Practicum
- Rescuing/Transporting wildlife
- Assisting with minor medical procedures
- Working with participating veterinarians, transporting wildlife for surgery/emergency medical care

Research Project:
Research project focus and format will vary depending upon major interest area of Intern and requirements of the associated educational institution.

Note: This is an unpaid position; however, students who successfully complete an internship at the St. Francis Wildlife Association will be given higher priority status in consideration of professional staff position vacancies as they become available.

For more information : e-mail Sandy Beck, Education Director

Print: APPLICATION and REFERENCE FORM.


 St. Francis Wildlife Association