Volunteer Internship 2013
Position: Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern
Type: full-time volunteer internship, minimum 3 months
Organization: Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre
Location: Lively, near Sudbury, Ontario
Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre is a licensed wildlife rehabilitation centre dedicated to the care of a wide variety of orphaned, sick and injured wildlife. The centre admits 700 animals per year and works closely with a team of veterinarians. Wild at Heart is located in Lively, 15 km west of Sudbury, with access to public transportation. We offer an excellent learning opportunity in a climate controlled work environment. Facilities include access to a kitchenette, wireless internet, and accommodations.
Full time voluntary positions begin in May 2013. Position durations vary from minimum of 3 months up to maximum of 6 months, 5 days per week, 40-50 hours per week. Schedule is rotating and includes days, evenings and weekends.
The successful interns will gain valuable practical experience in wildlife rehabilitation techniques while caring for a variety of native mammals, birds and reptiles. Duties include animal admissions, diet preparation and feeding, cage cleaning, medication administration, wound management, and other daily care needs of the wildlife patients.
* At least 18 years of age
* Must be reliable, very dedicated, able to multi-task, and commit to work hours according to the needs of the animals. Also able to perform repetitive, physically demanding tasks in an extremely busy, team oriented environment.
* Able to learn and perform procedures consistently while working in fast paced environment.
* Strong team player with a positive attitude.
* Require conscientious individuals who are committed to the full term of the internship.
Please email resume with cover letter (outlining availability and explaining why you interested in working with our rehabilitation team) to: email@example.com