Wildlife Care Intern – Alabama

Agency
Orange Beach Wildlife Center
Location
Orange Beach, Alabama
Job Category
Internships
Salary
Housing Provided
Start Date
06/26/2017
Last Date to Apply
07/15/2017
Description
Saving wildlife at the beach! The Orange Beach Wildlife Center (OBWC) is a municipally operated facility that focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured, sick and orphaned wild animals. We are looking for Wild Life Care Interns for the summer season. The wildlife care intern will learn basic rehabilitation techniques. They will receive hands on experience in capturing and transporting wildlife; diagnosing injures, illnesses and providing treatment plans; feeding, cleaning and facility maintenance; developing and delivering educational programs. Our unique location creates an opportunity to work with a wide variety of both bird and mammal species. We are permitted for mammals including rabies vector mammal species, reptiles, and migratory birds. Our educational outreach programs cover a wide variety of topics outside of wildlife such as wetland habitat, dune systems, nuisance wildlife control, waterway enhancements and more. This will provide you an opportunity to expand on your knowledge base and gain valuable experience with the public in a high volume tourist area.
Qualifications
Preference will go to those looking to pursue a career in Wildlife Rehab and Education or other related fields. Must have minimum of one year of college completed. Previous training in animal care whether domestic or wild is preferred. The non-paid internship will require 30-40 hours a week. Some weekend and holiday work is required. Housing and associated expenses is provided. The quarters are located on site within the center and consist of a private dorm-like atmosphere. We can also assist with finding temporary part time employment if necessary. This position requires a background check and interns must sign a code of conduct contract. This is an 8 week internship, starting end of June with some flexibility in the dates. Please send resume and cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship via email to mvinson@cityoforangebeach.com. First candidate review is scheduled for Friday June 16, 2017.
Contact Person
Melissa Vinson
Contact Phone
251-747-1071
Contact eMail
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