Internships are unpaid positions that provide a deeper level of participation, experience, education and responsibility. Internships span a 12-week period during Baby Bird Season with potential start dates in April, May and June. Each intern must commit to a minimum of 24 hours each week. At the end of the internship, you will have achieved the experience and skills to qualify as a Wildlife Assistant and are eligible for written personal references from BRC’s medical staff to assist you with continued education and animal rehabilitation employment opportunities.
Interns will receive training in local native avian species including husbandry, diets, molt cycles, migratory patterns, and habitat preferences. You will learn to identify local species (including age and sex), proper species and age-specific care, feeding and housing techniques, and how to perform basic health examinations and assessments. You will assist with diagnostics (blood draws, fecal lab tests, medical treatments and surgery) and will learn how to properly maintain health records by performing regular data entry.
Internships provide hands-on experience you won’t get in the classroom, enabling you to jump-start a career in animal welfare.