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.


 
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.

Review our complete position description and then APPLY ONLINE.

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

Applications are due by November 30th at midnight.
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 academic calendar (January 7 - March 22). Interns will report to work at Chintimini Wildlife Center for one or more of our scheduled 5-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 9 am - 2 pm, and our afternoon shift runs from 1 pm - 6 pm.

Review our complete position description and then APPLY ONLINE.

Contact Erika Seirup, Outreach/Animal Care Assistant at erika@chintiminiwildlife.org with questions.

Applications are due by November 30th at midnight.
Intern Feeding a Raccoon
 
Intern Feeding a Raccoon

 

Digital Communications Internship


Townsend Chipmunk This is a project-based, experiential internship. Our goal is to simulate a realistic and constructive client-creator relationship between Chintimini Wildlife Center and selected intern(s). We will work to ensure that interns are provided with enough structure and guidance to successfully complete projects, and that they are given reasonable autonomy to make creative decisions that will demonstrate their skills. The final project will be a series of videos for use on CWC's various social media platforms (with final rights belonging to CWC). Intern may use final videos for portfolio.

Interns will work with the Outreach Coordinator to:

  • film animal care procedures, education activities, and interviews with staff/volunteers
  • present drafts of video projects to staff members for review
  • work with staff members to incorporate requested edits into project
  • ensure final video product is of professional quality and embodies CWC's brand/voice
  • identify 2-3 metrics to analyze & interpret social media post performance


 
Internships last 11 weeks and follow the Oregon State University academic calendar (January 7 - March 22). Interns will report to work at Chintimini Wildlife Center for one three-hour shift per week.

Intern must provide their own computer, editing software, and videography, sound, and lighting equipment. OSU students may be able to check out this equipment via the library or other on-campus resources.

Review our complete position description and then APPLY ONLINE.

Contact Erika Seirup, Outreach/Animal Care Assistant at erika@chintiminiwildlife.org with questions.

Applications are due by November 30th at midnight.
 
 
Read what former CWC interns have to say about their experience on our blog!

Contact us for more info.