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Animal Science Intern

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Maitland, FL, USAMaitlandFLUSA

Audubon’s Wings internship program invites students and recent graduates to help shape a healthy environment and vibrant future for birds – and all of us who share the planet with them. 

Audubon of Florida Center for Birds of Prey is an office of the National Audubon Society dedicated to promoting a stewardship ethic towards Florida’s birds of prey and their habitats through medical rehabilitation, interactive education and practical research.  Audubon Center for Birds of Prey has an for credit internship opportunity designed to provide an intern, who has a demonstrated interest in wildlife rehabilitation and clinical care, the ability to learn the operations of the Raptor Trauma Clinic and rehabilitation programs.  In addition, this individual will learn the aspects of animal husbandry as it relates to raptors in a captive setting. Thiscan be a college credit internship.

Areas of Responsibility: 

The internship will afford the intern the opportunity to interact with and learn from experts in the field including the Raptor Veterinary Technician, the Raptor Clinic Technician, the Rehabilitation Supervisor and Audubon’s consulting Veterinarians.  The internship will include opportunities to attend and observe surgical procedures (when feasible), diagnostic testing, x-rays and bird evaluations. 

During the course of the internship the intern will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn clinical operations and procedures including taxonomy, anatomy, feather structure, imping (feather repair), tail sheathing (protection), necropsy, pesticide poisoning, calculating medications and fluid therapy as it relates to raptors.
  • Learn the process and protocols of daily examinations, treatments and administering medications to sick and injured raptors; all in coordination with Audubon consulting veterinarians and clinic staff.
  • Gain experience from professionals in the field of wildlife rehabilitation.

The intern will be supervised at all times by the Raptor Veterinary Technician and the Raptor Clinic Technician at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida. The internship is being offered for 3 full days a week for four months totaling 370+ hours. This internship is non-paid but can be offered for academic credit. Our summer internship is expected to begin on May 1, 2019 and end on August 31, 2019. No housing is provided.

Educational Background: 
Background in animal science, biology or pre-veterinary is preferred.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; a team player.
  • Prior experience with handling wildlife and/or in animal medicine is highly desired.
  • Commitment to Audubon’s mission and programs. Respect for wildlife, conservation and Florida’s environment.
  • No housing is provided with this internship.

Organization Info

National Audubon Society

New York, NY, United States
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About Us
Areas of Focus: 

Audubon saves birds and their habitats throughout the America using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation.

Audubon operates an extensive network of National conservation programs, 23 state and regional offices, 41 centers, 23 sanctuaries and 463 independent chapters. Our work is a powerful combination of science, on the ground conservation, policy and engagement expertise that strives to protect and restore habitat, and to build the durable public will to implement policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife and the resources that sustain us all-in the U.S. and across the Americas.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 14 2019
Active Until: 
Apr 14 2019
Hiring Organization: 
National Audubon Society