Animal Care Internship: Longmont, CO

Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Longmont, CO
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This internship is unpaid. Ask your college program advisor if you could intern at Greenwood for school credits!
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An internship at Greenwood provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with many different wildlife species. Interns will learn skills such as handling techniques, cleaning and sterilization procedures, habitat enrichment, diets, food preparation, and feeding methods. Our internships are intended to provide nursing experience and on-the-job training in basic rehab skills, not to teach veterinary medicine. As an intern at Greenwood, you will be expected to work hard and get your hands dirty! There is a lot to learn from our wild patients through daily feeding and cleaning activities, but we need people who are really willing to take the initiative, learn, and get messy in the process.
Previous experience in animal care—whether with wildlife or domesticated animals—is not required. Degrees (or degrees in progress) in the natural sciences, wildlife management, veterinary medicine, veterinary technician, or environmental education are welcomed, but we consider interns from all backgrounds. We believe that an interest in wildlife, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn is more important. You must be 17 years old to apply Must be proficient in English Provide proof of up-to-date tetanus vaccination Up-to-date pre-exposure rabies vaccination is required to work with rabies vector species* Minimum 20 hrs. per week for the full length of the internship Shifts are 7am-12pm, 12pm-5pm and 5pm-11pm 5 to 10 hrs. shifts spent standing, walking, bending, twisting, and lifting. Availability at least three days per week Ability to work night/morning shifts, weekend shifts, and holidays is required A donation of $35 will be requested to help fund the internship program
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