Through this program, interns gain experience and hands-on training in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. Focus is on husbandry, nutrition, capture and restraint, release criteria, medical record maintenance, medical treatments, natural history of native Florida Wildlife, and public relations. The intern is also introduced to basic medical skills including bandaging, laboratory analysis, fluid therapy and other subjects pertinent to wildlife rehabilitation. Interns in this program are supervised by five wildlife rehabilitators and the staff veterinarian. This position is challenging and requires participants be enthusiastic, self-motivated, hard-working and dedicated to animal welfare. In return, the intern will receive in-depth hands-on training in all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation and conservation.
Applicant must be a college graduate with a science based degree. Preference will be given to those with prior rehabilitation experience or pre-vet degree tracts. All applicants must be self-motivated individuals willing to work long hours as needed and able to lift 50lbs. Applicants must be able to work independently as well as part of a team and have a sincere interest in working with wildlife. Attention to detail, initiative and a strong desire to learn are required. The Conservancy is a drug free and smoke free, equal opportunity workplace.