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 from May through August each summer. Start and end dates are flexible due to various college schedules. We are happy to work with your schedule.

Level 1 interns must commit to one daytime and one evening eight (8) hour shifts per week 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. (2014 and 2015 college student volunteers who completed similar hours, even if not titled an “internship, also qualify in 2016 and 2017 respectively)

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

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