Wildcat creek wildlife center is a wildlife rehabilitation and hospital facility in Indiana. Annually we admit nearly 2000 wildlife patients of all species. Interns can expect to work with over 100 different species. Avian species include songbirds, waterfowl, woodpeckers, and birds of prey. Mammal species include eastern cottontail, opossum, skunk, raccoon, fox, coyote, white-tailed deer, Bobcat, Mink and five different species of squirrels. Turtles include terrestrial and aquatic species as well as salamanders and snakes.
Responsibilities include learning several different feeding techniques, preparing species specific formulas, animal husbandry, data entry, admission and triage of new patients, hospital hygiene, and enrichment. Interns have the opportunity to read radiographs, observe surgeries and participate in post op care under the direct supervision of our medical team.
Wildlife rehabilitation is a fast paced high stress environment. You will work inside as well as outside and work can be physically demanding. We are looking for interns that can enthusiastically work a 60 hour week that consists of five 12 hour days and two days off.
This internship is unpaid but we do provide housing for full-time interns. We are looking for 6 to 8 interns to start in May and stay until August. Dates are somewhat flexible.
To apply please send a cover letter and a résumé to Denise Hays, facility director at
Enrolled in or recently graduated from a field of related study. Animal husbandry experience is a plus.