Avian Care Internship: Vermont

Vermont Institute of Natural Science
Quechee, VT
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Avian Care Intern Duties Provide captive management and husbandry for over 60 raptors and reptiles used for programs and in exhibits Clean and maintain all indoor and outdoor animal facilities and aviaries Perform daily husbandry tasks for permanent residents used in educational programs and exhibits Field phone calls about injured and orphaned birds and arrange transport with finders or volunteers Assist rehabilitation staff with initial intake exams, medical treatments, and daily care of avian rehabilitation patients Provide daily care of injured and orphaned baby birds (feeding, husbandry, and medical treatments) Length of Internship 6 months minimum, 40 hours per week (possibility of extended term or seasonal position based on performance) Application Cover letter (must include dates of availability, and career goals) Resume List of 3 references (must notify references at time of application) Subject line when submitting application: Avian Care Intern Applicant
Passion for wildlife rehabilitation and conservation Ability to work both independently and in a team Strong interest in birds and wildlife husbandry Willingness to work long, hard, irregular hours in all weather conditions Good time management and organized 18 years or older Hold a valid driver’s license, and have own transportation Physical capacity to catch and treat large birds, lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds, climb stairs, and carry equipment for routine maintenance Ability to work quickly and efficiently while following direction and procedures Have updated tetanus vaccination at time of beginning internship Available to work 40 hours per week Have or working towards a college degree
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Grae O'Toole
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