Wildlife Center Internship
Interested in a career working with wildlife?
Join the SPCA’s wildlife team for the busiest, most exciting season of the year: baby season! We experience an influx of wild patients—mostly baby birds & mammals—during Spring & Summer and are recruiting interns to learn in this immersive, fast-paced environment.
The SPCA Wildlife Center internship provides a hands-on experience in every aspect of wildlife rehabilitation. Our goal is to rehabilitate and release orphaned, ill, & injured wild animals from Monterey County. While working closely with the staff, you will be able to advance your skills in the following:
- Animal husbandry
- Basic veterinary techniques
- Diet preparation
- Gavage feeding
- Capture and restraint
- Neonate care
- Species and life history identification
- Record keeping and public education.
- Practical labs & discussions may include necropsy, wound care, veterinary medicine and in-house diagnostics.
This is an unpaid internship. Transportation & housing are not provided. Up to 40 hours allowed per week. (20 hour maximum for full-time students.)
$30 fee is required upon acceptance to cover application & uniform fees.
A set weekly schedule is mandatory due to the high volume of patients & the important role our interns play during Spring & Summer. Individual schedules will be determined at time of acceptance. We will be accepting 6 applicants per session with the possibility of extending into the next session depending on performance & availability.
- Deadline to apply: February 1, 2023
- Begins March 1, 2023
- 12 hour minimum weekly commitment
- Deadline to apply: May 1, 2023
- Begins June 1, 2023
- 16 hour minimum weekly commitment
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