Level 1 Internship

Level 1:

Learning Opportunities:

Knowledge of the missions of Red Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. and how our missions fit in with the larger picture of wildlife conservation and protection of the public health.

Knowledge of the regulations, laws associated with wildlife rehabilitation.

Exposure to the operations of a wildlife rehabilitation center.

Learn how to properly care for rehabilitation animals.

How to deal with the public during stressful wildlife situations

How to feed baby wild animals

How to restrain birds of prey for treatment and exams

How to administer fluids to birds and mammals

How to complete a physical exam

How to identify Pennsylvania mammals and raptors and categorize non-raptor avian species

How to determine proper dosing for medications and fluids

Interns will also be exposed to learning about various diseases, nutritional information and understand zoological milk formulas.

2017 Intern Class Schedule (3:00 pm each date)

Thursday, June 8nd, 2017 – Wildlife patient intake procedure

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 – Identifying Pennsylvania raptors

Thursday, June 29th, 2017 – Understanding fluid therapy

Thursday, July 13th, 2017 – Wildlife rehabilitation as a career

Responsibilities

Interns will be responsible for

Cleaning enclosures and caging, which may include raking, sweeping and scrubbing.

Feeding and watering animals

Cleaning of the clinic and treatment areas.

Washing and disinfecting food and water bowls and caging.

Maintaining charts

Assisting staff with medical treatment and examinations of animals.

Identify potential health issues in animals and report these to staff.

Assist with intakes of new rehabilitation patients from the public including imputing information into a database.

Assist with handling and enrichment of education and foster animals.

Plus any additional chores needed to maintain animals and facilities

In addition, interns will be expected to complete all classroom assignments and online training in their own time (outside of the clinic environment).

Interns will also complete a term project of their own choosing (with guidance). The goals of the project should further the student’s educational goals as well as benefit Red Creek or future rehabilitation training.

Interns may be able to acquire rabies vaccinations through our facility at a reasonable price (when available)

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