Each year, the Wildlife Center of Virginia offers a six-month advanced training program in wildlife rehabilitation. Through this training program, the intern gains 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. The intern also learns medical skills from staff veterinarians, including bandaging, medical math, fluid therapy, zoonotic diseases, and other subjects pertinent to wildlife rehabilitation. This opportunity enables the intern to develop leadership, public relations, educational outreach skills.
With the successful completion of the six-month training program, the intern will receive Advanced Certification in wildlife care and rehabilitation from the Wildlife Center of Virginia. The Intern will also have the opportunity to sit for the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council's (IWRC) Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator (CWR) Examination.
The wildlife rehabilitation internship is an unpaid training position. A monthly stipend for living expenses is offered. Housing is provided at the Wildlife Center of Virginia's student house in Waynesboro.
This internship typically starts in the early spring. When this position is open, a job announcement will be posted on our Employment Opportunities page. To apply, please email cover letter, résumé, and three references to email@example.com. Email applications preferred.