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Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Internship

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SOUTH FLORIDA WILDLIFE CENTER INC

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Objective: Introduce intern to the care of sick, injured and adult or juvenile wildlife and certain non-natives.

Interns will:
  • Learn the care and husbandry challenges of the animals in our care
  • Gain hands-on wildlife experience including proper handling procedures, feeding techniques, husbandry, species-specific diets, and administration of medication
  • Learn what’s involved in rehabilitating an animal in preparation for release such as flight conditioning, enrichment, waterproofing, etc
  • Knowledge of the South Florida Wildlife Center (SFWC) and how the program area fits into the larger picture of animal protection
  • Exposure to the operations of a wildlife center
  • Knowledge of humane coexistence with wildlife
  • Knowledge of rescues techniques when available

Rehab and Release Interns will be trained on the particular aspects of their role by meeting one-on-one with staff members, and will be given access to a manual of Standard Operating Procedures, Zoonotic disease fact sheets and a species-specific diet book for reference.

Daily Rehab and Release activities include:

  • Clean and set up enclosures/habitats
  • Prepare diets and supplemental feeding formula
  • Hand feed animals using appropriate techniques
  • Document all care and observations
  • Handle patients for weighing, treatments and transfers
  • Assist with routine care and physical exams
  • Provide enrichment, conditioning, and maintenance of waterproofing
  • Convey potential problems to staff both written and verbally
  • Assist with general housekeeping/laundry
  • Complete independent project assigned by Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

1 Shift

  • 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About SOUTH FLORIDA WILDLIFE CENTER INC

Location:

3200 SW 4TH AVE, FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33315, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: Protecting wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation, and education.

Description

Our goal is to release rehabilitated wild animals back to their natural habitats. SFWC is committed to doing what is right for every individual animal who enters our hospital. Our release work includes the re-nesting of baby animals back with their parents and facilitating releases back home for animals once they have fully recovered from their injuries.

Animals
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

3200 SW 4th AvenueFort Lauderdale, FL 33315

(26.08455,-80.1455)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12 weeks ranging from 24-32 hours per week.

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