Come help our wildlife at the beach! The Orange Beach Wildlife Center (OBWC) is an organization that focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured, sick and orphaned wild animals. 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. Interns are involved in all phases of wildlife rehabilitation, including emergency care, daily feeding and cleaning, diagnostics, basic medical procedures, treatment plans, transports, releases and record keeping. They will also care for our permanent animals and be required to conduct educational outreach programs. 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.
Preference will go to those looking to pursue a career in Wildlife Rehab and Education or other related fields. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Previous training in animal care, whether domestic or wild, is recommended. We are seeking a self-starter who is good with time-management and takes initiative. The internship is about a 40 hour per week. Weekend and holiday work is required, as well as some nights for critical patients. Housing is provided and a $200 a month stipend. 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. Must agree to 12 weeks minimum.
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