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.
 
 

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.


 
Our internships typically follow the Oregon State University Academic Calendar with the option to continue during summer months.

Review our complete position description and then APPLY ONLINE.

Contact Kathleen Dodge, Raptor Education Director at kathleen@chintiminiwildlife.org with questions.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.
 

Youth Education Internships


wildlife rangers educational programs Interns work with the Youth Education Director, Youth Education Assistant and/or Youth Mentors to develop, prepare and execute ecologically-themed programs for youth ages 5-12 years old. Interns assist in maintaining the daily program schedules, overseeing the safety of campers, enforcing program rules as needed and performing additional jobs requested by the Director.

Review our complete position description and then APPLY ONLINE.

Contact Ronda Wiggins, Youth Education Director at ronda@chintiminiwildlife.org with questions.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.
 
 
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