Internships (12 weeks)
Wild Sun Rescue Center offers internships to students and individuals 20 years and older looking for relevant experience.
Interns begin their stay at Wild Sun Rescue working alongside the other volunteers. As they become comfortable in our system (within a few weeks), we begin training and work on the internship program. Duties of all interns and 12 week volunteers are listed here.
Conservation education Intern
Conservation interns are expected to help Wild Sun Rescue Center educate the public on our goals towards the rescue, rehabilitation, and reintroduction of wildlife as well as the issues we face. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Research into the biggest threats facing local wildlife
Guiding educational visits of the center
Educating the public via social media
Help with educational programming through local school visits
Compiling research on conservation-related issues and presenting your findings to the other volunteers
Help with fundraising campaigns
To apply for the Conservation Education Internship: Fill out the application from the link above. Then send an email to Carmen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line "Conservation Education Internship." Please include a resume or CV, a list of references, and a brief letter of intent, along with your preferred start date.
Wildlife Biology Intern
Wildlife biology interns are expected to help Wild Sun Rescue Center with data collection and analysis to better care for current and future patients. Duties may include:
Data input and preliminary analysis of rehabilitation data through Wild Sun Database
Behavioural focal scans of patients in pre-release to better understand their release criteria
Census and behavioural data collection of local howler troops
Life history research on local wildlife
Contacting other rescue centers to compare and share strategies
To apply for the Wildlife Biology Internship: Fill out an application from the link above. Then send an email Ezra (email@example.com) with the subject line "Wildlife Biology Internship." Please include a resume or CV, a list of references, and a brief letter of intent, along with your preferred start date.
The majority of an intern’s work here will focus on the animal care and husbandry duties associated with wildlife rehabilitation. Everything we do here at Wild Sun is for the benefit of the animals in our care. The internship program is designed with that in mind, benefiting the animals through data and research after their basic needs are met.