Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship


Cause Areas


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


5211 Patrol RoadSacramento/McClellan, CA 95652


Our Animal Care Internship opportunity is an unpaid position during our busy season (April-September). Approved interns will work be asked to work at least 6 hour shifts, usually between three and five days a week. For the majority of the internship, you will work in our baby bird nursery. You will learn about nutrition and how to feed animals, about medications and how to medicate, how to identify animals, and about environmental enrichment and husbandry.

As a reward for mastering all the skills learned in the nursery, you may be able to work in triage where you will have the opportunity to learn to intake animals (some mammals) and assist with exams, giving fluids, apply wraps and splints, and do fecal exams. Interns are required to be 18 years of age. We ask that interns have at least 6 months of animal experience (at a vets office, wildlife rehab facility, zoo, or similar) and at least two (2) semesters or quarters of college.

This position requires some physical labor, and the ability to handle a demanding workload. Applicants must possess a strong personal work ethic and a high level of personal integrity. A short informal interview will take place after applications are received in order to determine the best fit for both our applicants and the facility.

Please complete the intern application and email it to wcavolunteers@yahoo.com or send by mail to Wildlife Care Association, Attn: Intern Coordinator, P.O. Box 680, North Highlands, CA 95660.

(Please note that Wildlife Care Association is licensed by the State and Federal government to rehabilitate wild animals. When you intern with us, you are covered by our permits.)


  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Basic Computer Skills

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Miniumum 6-8 hour shift, 3-5 days/wk April- Sept
  • Application (which includes references, resume and letter of interest) which can be found on our<
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