Before applying, please view “Working at a wildlife rehabilitation Center: things you should know.“
Red Creek offers two levels of summer “Direct Care of Wildlife” internships with a focus on training and education.
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 shift 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, online classes, and hands-on experience with adult and baby wild animals, including mammals, songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, and reptiles.
Students who have completed a level 1 internship can apply for a level 2 internship within two years. Space is limited.
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 30 to 40 hours per week. Evening shifts may occassionally extend to 11 pm depending on the number of babies in-house needing care. Interns must be prepared to stay until 11 pm.
Enrollment is open until April 1st, 2023