Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


15305 44th Ave WLynnwood, WA 98087


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.

Interns assist and support the Wildlife Volunteer Program Manager in the daily operations of the Wildlife Volunteer Program. Interns gain valuable, practical experience in volunteer management, volunteer training and volunteer program development.

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
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 and holiday work
  • Interns are UNPAID
  • Housing and transportation assistance is NOT provided
Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for an internship at the PAWS Wildlife Center, please see the Application Process.

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Typically, our internships are available seasonally as follows:

  • Summer Internships: May-August
  • Fall Internships: September-December
  • Winter Internships: January-March
  • Spring Internships: March-May

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


  • Environmental Science
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours per week for 12+ consecutive weeks
  • https://www.paws.org/get-involved/internships-and-externships/wildlife-application-process/

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