The Wildcat Sanctuary has a dynamic intern program looking for highly motivated, dedicated, and passionate individuals looking to gain experience in all aspects of animal care/husbandry and running a sanctuary. If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding experience and provide the ultimate care for our rescued felines, this may be the internship for you. We are an accredited, non-profit sanctuary nestled between the beautiful lakes, fields and forests in Sandstone Minnesota conveniently located between Duluth and the Twin Cities.
Our goal is to provide a rounded experience in the animal industry, teach our interns what it takes to be a caretaker while educating them about the sanctuary field and the captive wildlife crisis. Interns will gain valuable experience from exotic feline husbandry, assisting staff in the building of animal enclosures, diet preparation, enrichment, grounds keeping, emergency response, assisting volunteers while on site and more. Please note: contact is prohibited between the wild cat residents and interns.
Intern applicants with previous animal experience are encouraged to apply (rehabilitation, domestic animal shelters, other internships.) This is also a great internship for college graduates with degrees in the fields of zoology, biology, animal psychology, veterinary sciences or other animal-related experience. A degree is not required. Full qualifications are available on our website. TWS is not accepting international applicants at the time
Our culture is a priority! Interns MUST have a good work ethic and be an excellent team player: Ability and willingness to foster an open and inclusive work environment with all staff and interns. Must be able to maintain a safe work environment by following all protocols and policies and work with volunteers in a positive and effective way to facilitate meaningful volunteer engagement.
For full internship information and how to apply please go to our website: https://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/support-tws/internship/intern-animal-care/