Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship Program for International Students, USA 2013

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Wildlife Rehabilitation internship program for international students in wildlife medicine and rehabilitation in Virginia, 2013

Program Name: Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship Program for International Students, USA 2013

About employer: The Wildlife Center of Virginia is a non-profit hospital for wildlife, with the mission of teaching the world to care about and to care for wildlife and the environment. The center has treated more than 60,000 patients representing more than 200 species.  An average of 2,500 patients are treated per year, including birds, mammals, and reptiles. The center is one of the leading teaching hospitals in the country and has trained students from around the world in wildlife medicine and rehabilitation.

Degree program: The program is open for any level college students.

Subject(s): The subject field is wildlife medicine and rehabilitation.

Eligibility criteria: 1. At least two years of college or prior work experience.
2. Must have pre-exposure rabies vaccination.
3. Must have a valid driver’s license.
4. Intern will be scheduled to work five days a week with two consecutive days off during the week.  A typical day consists of working at least 10 hours [7am to 5pm, 9am to 7pm or 8am to 6pm depending on the time of year].

Open for following countries: The program is open for international students.

Program detail: The intern will gain intensive, hands-on training and experience in the field of wildlife rehabilitation, focusing on animal nutrition, husbandry, feeding techniques, capture and restraint methods, release criteria , captive animal behaviors, and natural history. The intern will receive advanced certification in Wildlife Care and Rehabilitation from the Wildlife Center of Virginia on completion of the program.

Duration: The program will run for a duration of 1 year beginning January 1, 2013 and running through December 31, 2013.

Financial aid: This is an unpaid training internship.  The Wildlife Center will provide housing at the Center’s student house in Waynesboro [shared rooms, with shared housekeeping responsibilities].  Intern will also receive $400 per month before taxes in financial aid for living expenses. Wildlife Center will provide vehicles for work-related trips.

Apply for program: Applications should be made via email/mail.

Last date of application: The application deadline is 31 October, 2012.

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