Wildlife Care Internship
Location: 6 Sawmill Road, Medford NJ 08055
Facility Description: Over 6,000 wild animals native to New Jersey are treated in our Rehabilitation Hospital each year and many are returned to the wild. Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge also houses 60+ animals whose injuries prevented release, and these animal ambassadors reside permanently in our outdoor Wildlife Housing Area to help the public learn about native NJ species. The Refuge is situated on 171 wooded acres surrounding the pristine Cedar Run Lake.
Internship Description: We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, individual to work in our Rehabilitation Hospital. Interns will assist with direct animal care and our environmental enrichment program. Assignments will include; feeding, cleaning, medicating, and otherwise providing care for injured and orphaned wildlife (this includes dishes and laundry); answering the telephone and giving information; returning phone calls about animal concerns; and all other aspects of the Refuge. Internships are unpaid.
Qualifications: Academic background (college coursework and/or degree preferable) in Wildlife Studies, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Biology, Environmental Science, or related fields; knowledge of native species essential; ability to relate to the public in a positive and empathetic manner is key to this position. The successful intern will be well-spoken, friendly, calm and pleasant, must be a self-starter who is flexible, committed to teamwork but able to work independently when necessary. Must have good telephone skills, an ability to work in a hectic, sometimes emotional situation and must have a willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of Refuge work. Rabies vaccinations are required, as they allow interns to work with the full spectrum of species that are admitted to Cedar Run.
Length: Internships start end of May or beginning of June (dates flexible). Internships run for 12 weeks. Internships are full-time (40hr/week).
Contact: Please send a cover letter and resume to Lori Swanson, Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation at email@example.com.
Deadline: March 31, 2022 (Apply early as we hire on a rolling basis!)