Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship

Wildlife Haven is currently seeking an intern  for the summer of 2008. Established in 1987 and located in north central Ohio, Wildlife Haven works with all species of native Ohio wildlife, admitting approximately 600 each year.  Educational programs are presented both on-site in our Visitor Center or the Public Display Area (houses 11 permanent, non-releasable raptors & mammals) and off-site.

This internship will provide on-the-job training in basic rehabilitation skills.  During the summer months, most admissions are infant birds and mammals that require almost constant care. Interns gain hands-on experience with a wide variety of wildlife species and learn handling techniques, dietary needs, food prep and feeding methods.  Other duties include cage cleaning, record keeping, dealing with the public, groundskeeping, cage building and general maintenance. Interns will be expected to work at least 4 10-hour days each week, including evenings, weekends and holidays.  Intern is needed May through August, exact dates dependent upon school end/start dates - need an approximately 12 week commitment.

Applicant must be at least 18 years old,  have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver's license. We are seeking a dedicated, dependable person with a desire to learn about caring for native wildlife and gaining hands-on experience in wildlife rehabilitation.  Person needs to be able to work at varied tasks, be a motivated 'self-starter' who is able to work independently or with others, and be able to work efficiently while following directions and established procedures. 

This position pays a $50 per week stipend and housing is provided in a very nice, private on-site guesthouse, utilities provided (including cable TV but not phone).

Applicants should send a resume including 2 references with phone or email contact info and a written statement of interest outlining your reasons for applying, any relevant skills you may possess and what you hope to gain from this experience. Include the range of weeks for which you are available.  Mail to:  Internship Program, Wildlife Haven, 3659 State Route 598, Crestline OH 44827 or send via email to  wildjane@columbus.rr.com