Internships

at the Chintimini Wildlife Center
 
kestrel We are excited to offer several internship opportunities year-round in our education and animal care programs. Our internships are an exciting opportunity for students and young professionals to build important skills and make connections in the realm of wildlife rehabilitation and education.

Our regular internship opportunities are listed below, but we are open to proposals for more specialized or unique positions as well. Please contact Sarah Spangler, Executive Director, to discuss other potential internship opportunities.
 
 
Read what former CWC interns have to say about their experiences:
1st blog entry and 2nd blog entry
 

Birds of Prey Internships


gyrfalcon Interns work with the Raptor Leadership Team and other Education Program staff and volunteers to provide care, training and enrichment to our team of 10+ Raptor Ambassadors, birds of prey deemed unreleasable into the wild. Interns will:

 
  • prepare appropriate diets for the Ambassadors and adhere to feeding schedules,
  • maintain the daily raptor care and enrichment schedules,
  • assist in daily cleaning of enclosures and other spaces the animals spend time in, such as training areas or mews,
  • assist in preparing for and executing conservation-themed programming for both on- and offsite presentations, and
  • work to ensure the safety of all animals and humans on the property.


 
Internships last 6 months and follow the Oregon State University academic calendar for Winter and Spring terms (January 7 - June 14). Interns will typically report to work at Chintimini Wildlife Center for three 4-hour shifts per week and perform animal care activities onsite. Some travel may be required if interns are performing offsite educational programming.

Winter 2019 internships are all filled! Email Erika at outreach@chintiminiwildlife.org to learn about Fall 2019 internships.

Intern with Bird of Prey
Intern with Bird of Prey

 

Wildlife Care Internship


Townsend Chipmunk Interns work with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Team to provide care to rehabilitation patients in our clinic. Interns will:
 

  • prepare species appropriate diets for our patients,
  • administer & adhere to the patient feeding schedules,
  • assist staff in treatments and other procedures,
  • assist in daily cleaning of enclosures and other spaces the animals spend time in,
  • work to ensure the safety of all animals and humans on the property, and
  • other duties as assigned


 
Internships last 11 weeks and follow the Oregon State University Spring academic calendar (April 1 - June 14). Interns will report to work at Chintimini Wildlife Center for one or more of our scheduled 6-hour shifts per week and perform animal care activities onsite.

Due to the training and competency required, our preference is for interns who can commit to 2 or more shifts per week. We have 2 scheduled shifts per day, 7 days per week. Our morning shift runs from 8am - 2pm, and our afternoon shift runs from 3pm - 9pm.

Winter 2019 internships are all filled! Email Erika at outreach@chintiminiwildlife.org to learn about Fall 2019 internships.

Intern Feeding a Raccoon
 
Intern Feeding a Raccoon

 
 
Read what former CWC interns have to say about their experiences:
1st blog entry and 2nd blog entry

Contact us for more info.