2019 Summer Internships: Overview

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

Level 1 Overview (unpaid):

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. Enrollment is NOW OPEN thru March 15th.

Level 1 interns must commit to one daytime and one evening eight (8) hour shifts per week, plus one additional weekend shift per month, for twelve (12) 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 twelve weeks consecutively.

Level 2 interns must commit to four (4) days per week including six to eight hour shifts per day for twelve (12) 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 11pm depending on the number of babies in-house needing care. Applicants must be prepare to stay until 11pm