Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern, McCall, Idaho

Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.
McCall, ID
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Description: Wildlife rehabilitation internship for a wildlife rehabilitation center located in central Idaho. Snowdon is a small, non-profit operation whose mission is to rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned animals and return them to the wild. Interns live on-site at Snowdon and are expected to commit to 5 days of learning and performing rehabilitation tasks per week, days can include both weekdays and weekends. Interns will have hands-on learning experiences and participate in most aspects of wildlife care at the sanctuary. The internship position involves working directly with wild animals that come to the Sanctuary for care and includes, but is not limited to; rescuing and assisting with rescue of injured wildlife, assisting with intake exams of animals, administering medication/therapy, and basic animal husbandry / daily care of intakes and resident animals. Additional learning opportunities include: Enclosure and site maintenance, food preparation and feeding, cleaning of enclosures and clinic, general observation of animal health, responding to Sanctuary calls and providing information to the public and assisting in educational presentations. Location: Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary is located approximately 7 mi from the town of McCall, Idaho, on 35 isolated acres of pristine mountain forest. Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary is “off the grid”. The facility, including intern housing, and Manager’s residence are operated primarily off propane and have limited electricity, Wi-Fi, and cell service. Dates: May 01 – August 31, 2023 *start and end dates negotiable* Wages: $300/monthly stipend + On-site housing offered in exchange for 5 days/week participation Amenities: Two-story cabin with propane heat (fully furnished, running water, kitchen and bathroom). Hands on training. Unlimited recreation opportunities out the back door.
Qualifications: An interest in wildlife rehabilitation with course work in wildlife biology, ornithology, mammalogy, pre-vet or similar preferred; Some experience working with wild or domestic animals in a supervised animal care setting (zoo, rehabilitation, veterinary, biological research, etc.) is strongly preferred; must be able to perform independently and in all weather conditions; ability to interact and communicate with the public on distress calls and during educational programs; valid drivers license; ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. To Apply: Submit (1) Resume, (2) Cover letter and (3) Contact information for 3 references. Email application packet, with ‘summer intern application’ subject line to snowdonwildlife@gmail.com. Contact Information: Please contact Alyssa Lakota at snowdonwildlife@gmail.com, or 208-634-8050.
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