The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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 beginning at the end of December 2018/beginning of January 2019. (If you have availability after this, let us know and we may have something for you!)
This internship is a wonderful opportunity that will help in preparing you for a career in veterinary medicine, and is also suitable for veterinarians who would like experience working with wildlife. You will assist our veterinary team in the clinic performing exams, treatments, surgeries, 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, and assist in necropsies to determine cause of death. Interns should expect a highly variable environment with the possibility of emergency cases coming in at a moment’s notice. You will also assist in our rehabilitation center working with animals in preparation of their release back into the wild, and may help in other areas of the organization including the wildlife nursery, caring for orphaned and injured baby wildlife.
The average internship lasts 85 days, but we encourage our interns to stay on longer should we have availability and it works for the intern's schedule.
Click here to learn more: https://www.kidssavingtherainforest.org/uploads/7/1/6/3/71637731/internships_2018.pdf
You can contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com with questions. We look forward to receiving your application!
Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 18
3 months or longer
Relevant veterinary experience or pursuing coursework in a wildlife related field.