Assist in husbandry and welfare of native Michigan patients that are injured or orphaned.
Including cleaning cages, preparing diets, providing species specific enrichment. Interns will assist in feeding both mammal and bird infants.
Assist in medical treatments of these patients.
Care for baby wildlife including hourly feeds, cleaning enclosures and record keeping.
Assist in medical treatments of patients including fluids, medications, record keeping, and performing fecal tests.
Monitor behavioral and medical changes of patients.
Take down message for our hotline phone system.
Assist in cleaning dishes, laundry, sweeping, moping.
Take in pre-approved animal intakes from the public.
Keep accurate records on the animals in our care.
Requires 24 hours per week from early May until September for Summer internships.
Requires 12-16 hours per week for Fall (September until January) and Winter (January until April) internships
Weekends are available.
This internship is on a volunteer basis; no compensation will be provided. College credit may be available. Please consult with your department advisor.
Able to work in all kinds of weather conditions, including rain and heat.
Preferred experience working in animal husbandry.
Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time as well as carry 50 lbs.
Must be working towards a degree in biology, zoology environmental studies or related field.