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.
- 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
- 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
- All PAWS Wildlife interns have the opportunity to participate in several continuing education courses, including a PAWS programming orientation and Wildlife Ethics workshop
- If you are interested in applying for an internship at the PAWS Wildlife Center, please see the Wildlife Internship Application Process.
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.