- 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
- How to identify Pennsylvania mammals and raptors and categorize non-raptor avian species
- How to determine proper dosing for medications and fluids
- 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 of education and foster animals.
- Plus, any additional chores needed to maintain animals and facilities
- In addition, interns will be expected to attend all classroom training (4 sessions per summer)
- Interns might be able to acquire rabies vaccinations through rabies clinics at various rehabilitation centers (when available).
Applications are open until March 24th, 2024