2021 Summer Internships: Overview

Red Creek offers two levels of summer “Direct Care of Wildlife” internships with a focus on training and education.

Please be advised: schedules and program availability may change due to the pandemic.

Level 1 Overview (unpaid):

Enrollment is NOW OPEN through April 1st.

Any college student interested in wildlife rehabilitation can apply for a level 1 intern position which runs from May through August each summer. Start and end dates are flexible due to various college schedules, but interns must commit to one daytime and one evening eight (8) hour shifts per week, plus one additional weekend shift per month, for thirteen (13) consecutive weeks.

The Level 1 internship is a volunteer internship. It is unpaid and does not include travel or accommodations. What it does offer is an intense training program including classroom time, on-line classes, and hands-on experience with adult and baby wild animals including mammals, songbirds, waterfowl, raptors and reptiles.

Level 2 Overview (paid):

Students who have completed a level 1 internship can apply for a level 2 internship within two years. Space is limited to two applicants.

The level 2 internship program is a minimum wage paid position. It does not include travel or accommodations.

Level 2 interns are expected to complete the full thirteen weeks consecutively.

Level 2 interns must commit to four (4) days per week including six to eight-hour shifts per day for thirteen (13) consecutive weeks according to the published schedule:

Alternating week 1 Alternating week 2
Monday – off
Tuesday – 3 pm to 9 pm*
Wednesday – 3 pm to 9 pm*
Thursday – 9 am to 3 pm
Friday – off
Saturday – off
Sunday – 3 pm to 9 pm*
Monday – – 3 pm to 9 pm*
Tuesday off
Wednesday – off
Thursday – 3 pm to 9 pm*
Friday – 3 pm to 9 pm*
Saturday – 3 pm to 9 pm*
Sunday – off
* shift may extend to 11 pm depending on the number of babies in-house needing care. Applicants must be prepared to stay until 11 pm