The South Florida Wildlife Center (SFWC) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured, sick, and orphaned wild animals.
Nursery Interns help with feeding, cleaning and caring for animals housed at the center. They will work with a variety of different wildlife from orphaned mammals to birds and reptiles which gives them experience in diagnosing injuries and illnesses, administering medication, learning how to handle wild animals, and raising orphaned birds and mammals.
SFWC's Wildlife Nursery Internship runs for 12 weeks, completing 24-32 hours/week.
Please be advised that this is an unpaid internship, and we cannot provide housing for interns. SFWC now requires interns to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to participate in our programs. Proof must be submitted during the onboarding process via email or in-person to the Director of Outreach prior to the scheduled internship dates. Those who are unable to get vaccinated must provide medical exemption, or a religious waiver.
Please provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our interns.
Please indicate most recent employment below.
Nursery internships usually range from 10-12 weeks, completing 24-32 hours/week.
Shifts are preferred as:
Please indicate below which days of the week work best. However, if neither of these options work, please indicate availability below.
Please indicate which session you are applying for:
Spring/Summer – Late April through early July
Summer/Fall – Late July through early October
Please list any educational degrees, programs or courses that you have taken or any previous relevant experience that you believe would be helpful to this internship.
Please indicate any vaccinations received in relevance to the internship (example Rabies, Tetanus, etc.).
The South Florida Wildlife Center is a wildlife trauma hospital and rehabilitation facility for orphaned, injured and sick wildlife. We are open to the public as a drop off for sick/injured/displaced wildlife. As such, please read through our policies regarding dress code, conduct, scheduling and representing the center as an intern.
Please be aware: if proper uniform is not worn to your shift, you will be told that you can’t work your scheduled shift, until you comply with the dress code.
There may be volunteer roles (off-site) at events or outside of the center, where volunteers/interns/externs can participate. If you sign up and volunteer for any roles, such as these, please remember that you are representing the South Florida Wildlife Center. Always wear proper uniform, if you are working with the public- always display a professional and courteous attitude and appearance, and always provide the most current information regarding the center (training will be provided).
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