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Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern at the Wildlife Center of Virginia – Expires December 17, 2019
The Wildlife Center of Virginia (WCV) is a non-profit teaching and referral hospital for native Virginia wildlife. Our mission and passion is to teach the world to care about and to care for wildlife and the environment. Founded in 1982, WCV has provided care to more than 80,000 sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals representing over 200 species. Our goal is to release patients back into their natural habitats. At any time, there may be anywhere from 80 to 250 animals on the premises.
WCV is one of the leading teaching hospitals in the country and has trained students from around the world in wildlife medicine and rehabilitation. Our Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship is a one-year advanced training program in wildlife rehabilitation beginning Friday, January 17, 2020 and ending Friday, February 12, 2021. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern is directly supervised by the Center’s three certified and permitted Wildlife Rehabilitators.
- Through this program, the intern will:
- Gain intensive, hands-on training and experience in the field of wildlife rehabilitation focusing on animal nutrition, husbandry, feeding techniques, capture and restraint methods, release criteria, captive animal behaviors, and natural history.
- Learn medical skills from staff veterinarians, such as bandaging, medical math, fluid therapy, zoonotic diseases, and other subjects pertinent to wildlife rehabilitation.
- Develop leadership and mentorship qualities by training and supervising new rehabilitation externs, animal care volunteers, and community service volunteers.
- Receive public relations training in wildlife hotline management.
- Develop public speaking skills through delivering didactic lectures and teaching developed courses to externship students, veterinary students, volunteers, and wildlife rehabilitators.· Have the opportunity to teach a course at the Wildlife Center’s annual Call of the Wild conference.
- Provide support during WCV’s annual Gala and Benefit Auction.
- Sit for the IWRC’s Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator (CWR) certification exam.
Student Intern at Penn Vet Working Dog Center – Expires December 20, 2019
The Penn Vet Working Dog Center serves as a national research & training center for scent detection dogs. They are trained to find victims of disasters, detect explosives and narcotics, apprehend criminals, and conduct search & rescue missions. Some dogs are trained for ovarian cancer detection. Other medical projects are conducted throughout the year as well. Internships are available in, but not exclusive to, the areas of dog training, behavioral science, psychology, law enforcement, bio-med, research, and database management. This is a 12 week internship, 12 hours/week minimum. We have a rolling admissions policy throughout the school year.