Internships & Externships


There are a variety of opportunities available for individuals who wish to gain valuable hands-on experience in the fields of companion animal sheltering, public affairs/community relations, wildlife rehabilitation and veterinary medicine.

Click on the opportunities below to learn how you can become involved in the exciting world of animal care and advocacy.

Companion Animal Services Internships
Available in Dog Behavior, Programs and Foster Care, companion animal interns assist with our work with homeless cats and dogs.

Outreach & Education Internship
This position assists our Community Education Coordinator and our Humane Educator in organizing and attending outreach events.

Avian Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship
This role assists with caring for injured and orphaned wild birds brought into PAWS Wildlife Center.

Wildlife Admissions Internship
This internship position assists with the identification and admission of the various species received into our wildlife center, and educates the public on wildlife issues.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship
This position assists with caring for injured and orphaned wild animals brought into PAWS Wildlife Center.

Wildlife Release Internship
This role assists and supports our Naturalist in ensuring all wild animals are released in a timely and safe manner.

Wildlife Volunteer Program Internship
This position assists with the operation of our wildlife volunteer program.

For veterinary students

Companion Animal Shelter Medicine Externship
This role assists our companion animal veterinarian in all aspects of companion animal medical care and spay/neuter surgeries.

Wildlife Medicine and Surgery Externship
This position assists our wildlife veterinarian in all aspects of wildlife medical care.

For veterinary technician students

Wildlife Veterinary Technician Externship
This role assists the wildlife veterinary technician in all aspects of wildlife medical care at PAWS Wildlife Center.