Wildlife Hospital Intern: Lake Geneva, WI

Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital
Lake Geneva, WI
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Stipend: $750 per month
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Wildlife Hospital Internship – 3 Month Organization & Core Values Fellow Mortals was founded in 1985 on a philosophy of respect for individual life. We work with any species of wild bird (eagles to house sparrow) and certain non-predatory mammals, including squirrel species, beaver, opossum, woodchuck, mouse. We do not euthanize healthy orphans. We rehabilitate eyes-closed and newborn or new-hatched individuals. 2000 animals receive care annually. Description of Facility The hospital is located on a 5-acre property outside of Lake Geneva, WI. We also have a 52-acre secondary location which is where the intern housing is located. Animal care buildings and facilities include a state-of-the art hospital, species-specific care rooms, several pool habitats, indoor and outdoor caging and flights, exam, x-ray, and surgical facilities. Wildlife Care Care is provided by a permanent professional staff of wildlife rehabilitators, all of whom are former interns. Surgery is performed by associated veterinarians. Interns help provide care for orphaned small mammals, waterfowl, and songbirds after training and under supervision of the rehabilitation staff. Start dates in May or June 5 days a week, 2 non-consecutive days off. Days start at 8 a.m.; finish time about 10 p.m. Accepted applicants are required to live within 15 minutes of the hospital location. Benefits • Stipend of $750 per month • Excellence bonus of $500 upon successful completion of internship • Exceptional interns may be assigned ‘primary caregiver’ status for an individual • Shared rental housing in furnished apartment* Housing benefit valued at $300 per month is available to a limited number of interns who help with laundry duties
Requirements • Private health insurance, current tetanus vaccination • Valid driver’s license, and a vehicle • Mature demeanor, adaptable, emotionally stable • Occasional heavy lifting (up to 50# feed bags when restocking) • Good grip strength (use of water hose with nozzle or pressure washer) • Able to perform repetitive motions (use of feeding instruments) • Able to perform normal movements (walking, bending, kneeling, standing) • Compassion and respect for the life and welfare of an individual animal • Desire to perform at a high standard, to be exceptional as an intern Longer internships are available and start in March. Enquire with your cover letter. How to Apply Email the following to Yvonne Wallace Blane, Director of Rehabilitation Yvonne@fellowmortals.org Cover Letter addressing your interest in the position Resumé (work, education & volunteer experience) Two work or volunteer (not family or personal) references, with e-mail & phone contact* Specify earliest start date and latest end date Application process Qualified applicants will be contacted for further information *We prefer reference letters be included with your application
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