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WILDNORTH - Internship Program

Jan 23, 2019

WILDNORTH - Internship Program

Position:  Wildlife Rehabilitation Assistant   

Number of Positions Available: 25

Time Period: spring & summer                                           

Start dates: May 1, & June 1

Hours: 20 – 40 hr per week                                                               

Minimum commitment: 3 months

 

WildNorth is seeking enthusiastic people who love wildlife, the outdoors, have a strong desire to learn and work well in a team environment, to assist us in maintaining the best care possible for our patients.

WildNorth is a non-partisan, charitable organization that provides compassionate care for injured and orphaned wildlife and educates the public on the importance of wildlife in our community. We provide a high standard of care to a wide variety of native and migratory species. Approximately 80% of our patients are wild birds (waterfowl, birds of prey, songbirds) and 20% small mammals (squirrels, porcupines, fox).

Duties

Working under the supervision of the Animal Care Manager or appropriately identified staff, interns will assist with the following:

  • Monitoring progress of patients, recording weights and food intake, and maintaining proper environment
  • Assisting with medical treatments, capture and restraint of patients
  • Hand- feeding orphaned mammals and birds around the clock
  • Preparing species’ diets, daily feeding, cleaning and enrichment of animal enclosures
  • Specialized waterfowl care
  • General facility cleaning including sweeping/mopping floors, washing dishes, disinfecting counters/sinks
  • Reporting maintenance and/or safety hazards to the rehabilitation staff and correcting hazards if possible
  • Lifting and hauling items up to 40 lbs, including trash and recycling
  • Assisting with organizational or construction projects, as needed
  • Assisting staff with rescues, supply pick-up, patient transfers from our wildlife hospital
  • Maintaining high energy levels throughout a long workday
  • Additional duties as requested

Interns are required to follow all policy, procedures and protocols at WildNorth to ensure a high standard of animal care. Interns will also interact with and work with other facility volunteers, summer students and casual relief staff.

Location

Interns may apply to work at the Wildlife Hospital in Edmonton or the Rehabilitation Centre in Spruce Grove. Positions will start in February, April, May, and June and require a minimum of 20 hrs to a maximum of 40 hrs per week with a choice of 3, 4, 5 or 6-month commitment.

 

Conditions

All positions are voluntary, NO salary is offered. Housing and transportation is not provided.

 

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