Wildlife Rescue Veterinary Clinic/Rehabilitation Intern

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Kids Saving the Rainforest

Kids Saving the Rainforest is a Wildlife Rescue & Sanctuary located in beautiful Quepos, Costa Rica on the Central Pacific Coast. We have an internship opening in our Veterinary Clinic/Rescue Center beginning August 2019.

This internship is suited for students or recent graduates with a concentration in veterinary medicine, biology, wildlife management, animal conservation, and similar fields of study. You will assist our veterinary team in the clinic performing exams, treatments (if trained and authorized) surgeries (for those interested), handling/restraining wildlife, and various procedures. You will assist in the intake of injured and orphaned wildlife, provide routine daily cleaning and feeding for the animals currently residing in the clinic, rehabilitation and pre-release areas. Interns should expect a busy, physically challenging, highly variable environment with emergency cases coming in at a moment’s notice. You will also work in our rescue center, helping prepare animals for their release. The tasks required of you will vary greatly depending upon the animals in our care and where they are in on their journey to release. Activities will include designing enclosure and feeding enrichments, animal observations, collecting data with ethograms, foraging, taking animals in rehabilitation out to exercise, coming up with rehab out to exercise, designing challenges to prepare animals for release and more.

Click here to learn more about our internship program: https://www.kidssavingtherainforest.org/uploads/7/1/6/3/71637731/kstr_internship_program_guide.pdf

You can contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@kstr.org with questions. We look forward to receiving your application!

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Animals Environment International


Thu Aug 01, 2019 - Fri Nov 01, 2019


500 Oeste de Finca AnitaQuepos, Costa Rica



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary




  • Must be at least 18
  • 3 months or longer
  • Relevant veterinary experience or pursuing coursework in a wildlife related field.

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