Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, individual to work in our rehabilitation hospital.
Description: We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented, individual to work in our rehabilitation hospital. Interns will deal directly with the public bringing in animals and will also assist with direct animal care and our environmental enrichment program. Assignments will include; feeding, cleaning and otherwise providing care for injured and orphaned wildlife (this includes dishes and laundry); answering the telephone and giving information; returning animal concern phone calls; greeting people with incoming animals; assisting with special events, and all other aspects of the Refuge. We are seeking one on-site intern and one off-site intern.
Qualifications: Academic background (college coursework and/or degree preferable) in wildlife studies, wildlife rehabilitation or related field; knowledge of native species essential; ability to relate to the public in a positive and empathetic manner is key to this position. The successful intern will be well-spoken, friendly, calm and pleasant, must be a self-starter who is flexible, committed to teamwork and able to conduct independent research. Must have good telephone skills, an ability to work in a hectic, sometimes emotional situation and must have a willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of refuge work. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.
Start Date: summer internships start beginning of June (dates flexible) and run through the third week in August.
Hours: full time 40 hour week, some weekends and nights
Compensation: TBD. The on-site (live-in) intern is provided with rent-free housing and utilities at the staff house, which is located on the property, and includes a communal kitchen, living area, bedrooms and washer and dryer.
Application Procedure: Please send resume, cover letter and two references by March 31, 2014, to Lori Swanson, Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 08055. Please specify if you are applying for environmental educational or wildlife care internship. Phone: (856) 983-3329 ext.106. Email address: email@example.com. Website: www.cedarrun.org