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Position: Animal care internships
Type: volunteer position with on-site accommodations (see below)
Organization:
Wild At Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre
Location: Lively, Sudbury, Ontario (on-site accom.)

Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre is now looking for interns from April – October 2018.

Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre is a licensed wildlife rehabilitation centre dedicated to the care of a wide variety of orphaned, sick, and injured wildlife. The centre admits over 850 animals per year and works closely with a team of veterinarians. Wild at Heart is located in a small northern Ontario town, Lively, 15 km west of Sudbury, with access to public transportation. We offer a friendly fast paced learning opportunity in a climate controlled work environment. Facilities include access to a kitchenette, wireless Internet, and limited free on-­site accommodations. Food costs are not included.

Internship Duration:

All intern positions are voluntary and full time. Position duration varies from a minimum of 2 months up to maximum of 6 months, 5 days per week, 40-55 hours per week. Schedule is rotating and includes days, evenings and weekends. Preference will be given to intern applicants dedicated to internships longer than 2 months.

Position Descriptions:

Animal care Internship:

The successful interns will gain valuable practical experience in wildlife rehabilitation techniques while caring for a variety of native mammals, birds, and reptiles. Duties include animal admissions, diet preparation and feeding, cage cleaning, medication administration, wound management, and other daily care needs of the wildlife patients. No experience is necessary, but commitment to the duration of the internship is required.

Animal Care Leader Internship:

Intern leaders are involved in all of the above, with more focus on management of a particular species such as squirrels, raccoons, or songbirds. Leaders would be responsible for their assigned species, including monitoring health of individuals and assisting in mentoring of other interns and volunteers. Experience in wildlife rehabilitation techniques is advisable. The minimum length of the animal care leader internship is 4 months or longer, depending on the species of interest.

Learn more about our internships here:
"Animal Care Internship Program": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOrCP1t6YNE
"Tour of Wild at Heart": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nfykGKUVlI

Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Commitment to the length of the internship
  • Must be reliable, very dedicated, able to multi­-task, and commit to work hours according to the needs of the animals.
  • Also able to perform repetitive, physically demanding tasks in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Criminal background check may be requested.
  • An up-to-date tetanus vaccine is required; rabies is recommended but not required.

Accommodations

We provide on-site accommodations, but these are limited and are reserved quickly. There is a kitchen, sitting area, two washrooms, as well as shared bedrooms. Please state on your application whether or not you would like to be considered for accommodations.

To Apply: Please email resume with cover letter explaining why you are interested in joining our rehabilitation team (please include start and end dates available and specify which position you are applying for) to:

monica (at) wahrefugecentre.org

* SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE

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Numéro : 43553       Date publiée sur GoodWork.ca: Jan 11 2018