Application Process - Wildlife Center Internships

If you are interested in applying for an internship in the Wildlife Center, please read and follow the instructions below. 

Application Requirements

Please submit the following documents to apply:

The following documentation can be attached to the Internship Application or emailed separately to Jennie Baxla:

  • Letter of Intent
    Please tell us about your career goals and what you hope to gain from the internship, as well as your qualifications and what you can bring to the position.
  • Current Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
    Please provide 3 letters of recommendation from academic, student leadership or professional references.
  • College Transcript
    An unofficial transcript is acceptable.

Email any additional questions to Jennie Baxla.

Alternatively, you can mail your application to: 

Jennie Baxla, Wildlife Volunteer Program Manager
PO Box 1037
Lynnwood, WA 98046

Please note: All materials must be submitted together in one packet (aside from the internship application and questionnaire, which are submitted electronically). Only applicants who follow the instructions and complete the application process in full will have their responses reviewed for consideration. If references prefer to send their letters in separately, that is fine, but the applicant should make a note of this when applying.

Application Deadlines & Internship Terms

We accept applications on a rolling basis, however, we do have application deadlines depending on the season. Seasonal internship opportunities and application deadlines are listed below:

  • Spring Internships: March-May/June (apply by December 31st of previous year)
  • Summer Internships (Early): May-July/August (apply by March 31st)
  • Summer Internships (Late): June-August/September
  • Fall Internships: August-October

We will begin reviewing applications after these listed deadlines. However, we may consider applications on a rolling basis following the deadlines should spaces still be available.

The Decision Process

You will receive an email confirmation of our receipt of your application materials. We regret that we are unable to respond to status inquiries over the phone. Applications will continue to be reviewed until positions are full; however, applications received before the deadlines will be given priority.

Applicants will be notified by email should they be chosen to participate in an interview with the Volunteer Program Manager and the Rehabilitation Manager.


Email Jennie Baxla, Wildlife Volunteer Program Manager.