Level 1:

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
      • 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 for the 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 Open December 1, 2024, and Close March 30, 2025