Spring Internship

Before applying, please view “Working at a wildlife rehabilitation Center: things you should know.

Red Creek internships focus on training and education.

Applications Open November 15, 2024, and Close JJnaury 15th, 2025

Any college student interested in wildlife rehabilitation can apply for the Spring Internship position, which runs from March through Mid-May each year.

Start and end dates are flexible due to various college schedules. Students must commit to a weekly schedule that can vary from 4 to 6 hours per day,
1 to 2 days per week. We will do our best to work with your school schedule and supply the number of internship hours you need.

A spring internship is a volunteer internship. It is unpaid and does not include travel or accommodations. What it does offer is an intense hands-on experience with rehabilitating wildlife.

Because “baby season” begins around April, expect the majority of hours in April and May.

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 public health.
  • Knowledge of the regulations and 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
  • Interns will also be exposed to learning about various diseases, nutritional information, and understanding zoological milk formulas.


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 for the education and foster animals.
  • Plus, any additional chores needed to maintain animals and facilities