Dear Prospective Intern,
We are exclusively a North American Native Mammal Rehab Center. About 75 – 80 percent of our work is with the babies. We are very busy from mid-March to September.
Spring, summer and very early fall brings the majority of our admissions. Winter is spent caring for the animals that were too small to release in the fall and who have to be wintered over, late babies, and we seem to get more injuries in the winter.
Internships will be offered all year long to interested and motivated individuals (Slackers need not apply!!!).
Summer internships are from April/May until July 31 or later.
Preference will be given to those who stay longer than 2 months. Spring and Summer internships are highly competitive.
INTERNSHIPS ARE STRICTLY VOLUNTEER POSITIONS. YOU WILL NOT BE PAID ANY MONIES BUT YOU WILL RECEIVE ROOM AND BOARD.
Below are some of the more commonly asked questions when considering an internship at Critter Care. Please take the time to read those listed here and should you have any further questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact our office via e-mail to answer them. We look forward to you working with our team and growing in appreciation of our wonderful wildlife.
Working at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center can be very intense at times because of the hours we sometimes have to keep. With any luck, you will be working an eight hour day, but at times it can be up to 12 hours, depending on the number of admissions and their problems. Sometimes there can even be a 2 a.m. feeding. Interns will be expected to be involved in all aspects of the shelter. Your job will include feeding, food preparation, cleaning, laundry, administering treatment, participating in building projects, painting, etc…
Internships typically last eight weeks or more, depending on the scheduling. Because you will be raising your own babies as well as helping with the others, you need to commit to eight weeks or more depending on what you want to raise. With baby mammals it is important to get them weaned before being passed on to someone else. Once you have your own babies you will want to get them weaned and most interns stay longer so they can see them released. We supply basic housing and most of the food. If you eat meat you will have to buy your own meat.
You can view some of our previous interns with their testimonials here.
Dedicated volunteers staff the Wildlife Centre. As an intern you will be treated with respect and friendship. Previous wildlife experience is not necessary. You must be prepared to give 100% to our furry friends. Have you ever fed a baby raccoon, squirrel or skunk? If you want an experience of a lifetime, fill in the application below and send it back to us. We will be happy to hear from you!
Please note that a criminal check may be required at the discretion of the Executive Director.
Thank you for your interest.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are not able to reply to each one immediately upon receiving it. We are eagerly looking forward to reviewing yours thoroughly, though! Thanks for your patience!
Please download both PDF files below. Fill in and sign the main application form. Read and sign the agreement and release form. You may fill in the forms on your computer (Acrobat Reader required), then print, sign and scan the pages that require signature. Please do not use any other software than Acrobat to fill in the forms. Thank you!
Send BOTH, the agreement and release form and the application form, signed together with the required reference letters to Critter Care Wildlife Society. You may send your application file by email to firstname.lastname@example.org , by fax to +1 604-532-2009 or by mail to Critter Care Wildlife Society, 481-216 street, Langley B.C., V2Z 1R6, Canada.
If you have any questions regarding our internship program, please email email@example.com directly.