Wildlife Volunteer Program Internship

As development encroaches on wildlife habitat, PAWS' nationally recognized wildlife rehabilitation center rehabilitates sick, injured, and orphaned animals and educates people about peaceful co-existence with wildlife. 

Job Duties

  • Administrative duties including filing, photocopying and data entry
  • Program development including research, outreach and onsite volunteer management
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Volunteer appreciation
  • Special projects and other tasks as required


Applicants must be current college students, recent graduates, or career changers, possess a strong interest in volunteer program management and wildlife rehabilitation. The ideal applicant is a highly motivated, detail-oriented self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and proficiency in MS Office. Applicants must be able to:

  • Read, write, and speak English fluently
  • Work independently and as a part of a team
  • Perform tedious tasks for long periods of time
  • Complete detailed projects with little supervision
  • Work cooperatively with co-workers (volunteers, interns, and staff)
  • Represent PAWS professionally at all times

Internship Terms

  • Internships are available year round
  • Successful candidates must commit to a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks
  • Interns work 20 hours per week including weekend work
  • Interns are unpaid
  • Housing and transportation assistance is not provided

Learning Opportunities:

  •  All PAWS Wildlife interns have the opportunity to participate in several continuing education courses, including a PAWS programming orientation and Wildlife Ethics workshop

Application Instructions

We will begin reviewing applications after the listed deadline. However, we will still consider applications on a rolling basis following the deadline when spaces are available.

The deadlines for Wildlife Rehabilitation Internships are as follows:
Winter Term - October 1
Spring - November 1
Summer - February 1
Fall - June 1


Email Jennie Baxla, Wildlife Volunteer Program Manager.