Spring Wildlife Care Intern – Maine

Center for Wildlife
Cape Neddick, Maine
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The Center for Wildlife is currently seeking applicants for our Spring Medical Clinic Internship: The Wildlife Care Internship Program at the Center for Wildlife is a non-paid work/learning experience for individuals interested in wildlife. These positions can serve as an exciting pathway into wildlife career opportunities. Typically our interns are majoring in one or more of the following areas of study: Biology, Zoology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Wildlife Ecology or Management, Environmental Science, or Veterinary Science. Others already have a degree and are looking for more experience in the field. In some cases, you may be eligible to receive college credit for your internship. ‚ÄčInterns provide valuable support to clinic staff while working alongside our team of medical clinic apprentices and volunteers. This teamwork allows us to provide our sick, injured, and orphaned wild animal patients the highest quality care. Individuals selected will be encouraged to participate in all aspects of rehabilitation management from cleaning, feeding, cage set-up and maintenance to close observation, treatment, and release of animals. Interns also receive valuable experience in administering medication, learning how to safely handle wild animals, raising orphaned birds and mammals, and understanding the current challenges our wildlife face. Center for Wildlife`s internships include access to many resources and training, including our memberships, library, and in-house workshops. We require full-time interns to work 40 hours per week in five 8-hour shifts with two consecutive days off, and part-time interns to work a minimum of 24-hours with schedules set based on availability and clinic needs. Due to the 24/7 nature of this work, interns will be required to work some early morning, late evening, and weekend shifts. There is mandatory training and workshops the first week of the internship and we ask that schedules remain open for this time. Dates for the spring internship are: April 4, 2021 to June 12, 2021 Please apply on our website at: https://www.thecenterforwildlife.org/wildlife-care-internship
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: 1. Ability to learn and retain basic knowledge of native species and their natural histories. 2. Physical fitness to work on feet for 8-10 hours (with breaks), lift up to 30 pounds unassisted, and safely restrain large raptors, waterbirds, and mammals with instruction. 3. Superior interpersonal and communication skills. 4. Willingness to learn, perform daily tasks, and assist staff while promoting a positive work culture. 5. Strong organizational skills for coordinating multiple functions and planning. 6. Able to work efficiently and thoroughly under stress. 7. Able to maintain confidential information.
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