Wildlife Rehab Internship: Virginia

Wildlife Center of Virginia
Waynesboro, Virginia
Job Category
$1600 monthly stipend, free housing and paid sick and vacation/personal time
Last Date to Apply
The Wildlife Center of Virginia (WCV) is currently offering a year-long internship in Wildlife Rehabilitation. Our Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship is a one-year advanced training program in wildlife rehabilitation beginning mid-April or May 2023, running for 12 months. The intern is supervised by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Supervisor, two certified wildlife rehabilitators, and also reports to the Director of Veterinary Services. Through this program, the intern will:  Gain intensive, hands-on training and experience in the field of wildlife rehabilitation focusing on animal nutrition, husbandry, feeding techniques, capture and restraint methods, release criteria, captive animal behaviors, and natural history.  Learn medical skills from staff veterinarians, such as bandaging, medical math, fluid therapy, zoonotic diseases, and other subjects pertinent to wildlife rehabilitation.  Develop leadership and mentorship qualities by training and supervising new rehabilitation externs, animal care volunteers, and community service volunteers.  Receive public relations training in wildlife hotline management.  Develop public speaking skills through delivering didactic lectures and teaching developed courses to externship students, veterinary students, volunteers, and wildlife rehabilitators.  Have the opportunity to teach a course at the Wildlife Center’s annual Call of the Wild conference.  Sit for the IWRC’s Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator (CWR) certification exam. https://www.wildlifecenter.org/sites/default/files/PDFs/Wildlife%20Rehabilitation%20Internship%202023_0.pdf https://www.wildlifecenter.org/about-center/employment-opportunities
Pre-exposure rabies vaccination or valid titer within two years of start date.  Up to date on COVID-19 vaccination (including appropriate boosters) Valid driver’s license.  Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Weekend and holiday work required.  Demonstrated ability to handle diverse and competing tasks independently, efficiently, and accurately; flexibility is a must.  Must be even-tempered and diplomatic.  Demonstrated reliability and dependability.  Ability to organize, set goals, and meet deadlines; attention to detail is necessary.  Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Professional appearance and demeanor; ability to interact and communicate with the public, law enforcement, veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, and others.  Ability to lift/carry equipment and animals up to 50lbs
Contact Person
Dr. Karra Pierce
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