Internship - Triage & Rehabilitation

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Appalachian Wildlife Refuge

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Wildlife Triage interns help in all aspects of operations including the full rehabilitation process, answering phone calls and emails about wildlife interactions, the daily care of injured and orphaned wildlife and their enclosures, assisting with transport, and communications with the wildlife rehabilitation network in western NC. Interns assist in facility upkeep and maintenance as needed and are provided the opportunity to experience all aspects of the non-profit if there is interest. No two days in wildlife rehabilitation are the same. Interns must be flexible, dedicated, dependable, and comfortable working in a team setting with other volunteers and communicating with the public. Interns are required to commit to a 4-5 month internship period with positions available in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Schedules are determined during each season and based on animal intake. Apply at http://bttr.im/la28d

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About Appalachian Wildlife Refuge

Location:

P.O. Box 1211, Physical location - Candler (not open to public), Skyland, NC 28776, US

Mission Statement

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge coordinates the needs of wildlife rehabilitation in Western North Carolina providing care for injured and orphaned wildlife, support for the wildlife rehabilitation network and conservation education to the community.

Description

Appalachian Wild was formed in 2014 to help with the increasing number of native wild animals in crisis in our region. Partnering with local home-based wildlife rehabilitators and specialized facilities, the organization provides rescue, triage, transport and education. In 2017, a building was donated, repaired and renovated to become the emergency room for our native wildlife. The facility opened in July of 2018 and is expected to serve over 2,000 animals annually. The organization is a community resource to help our native wildlife and give them a second chance at life in the wild.

The organization also manages the Wands for Wildlife (r) recycling program. Started in March of 2017, the program has been a global sensation after going viral on social media. Through the program, old mascara wands are recycled and used to remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of wild animals. They work great because the bristles are close together. With wands from around the world, Appalachian Wild is not only helping the animals in Western North Carolina, but also throughout the state and beyond. 'Wandraisers' are providing wands, supplies and donations to Appalachian Wild as well as the local network of wildlife rehabilitators. The program is also connecting people around the world with those helping wild animals and doing wildlife rehabilitation in their region.

WHEN

Wed Jan 01, 2020 - Sun May 31, 2020

WHERE

Address provided for interviewFacility not open to the publicCandler, NC 28715

(35.5361,-82.69273)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Public Relations
  • Environmental Education

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of four days per week

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