We are still looking to welcome interns to our team this summer. Summer sessions run from the end of May/ early-mid June and run through the end of August/early-mid September. We are actively checking for new applications and scheduling for interviews. Apply below!
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue is a non-profit organization. This is our mission statement:
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue is dedicated to: the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife; the promotion, understanding, appreciation, protection and conservation of wildlife through our Educational Outreach Programs and our advocacy efforts. Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue also makes charitable contributions to animal rescue and rehabilitation organizations as authorized by the Board.
Our internships are set up to help us fulfill our mission statement and interns will contribute in all aspects of our statement throughout their internship. Each session is a minimum of 12 weeks. Interns will assist in any area that may be lacking help as well as accomplish regular duties each week.
ALL LEVEL INTERNSHIP TASKS
Interns will assist an all areas of wildlife rehabilitation, not limited to animal care. These are the most common tasks that interns will be assisting with on a daily basis:
LEVEL 1 INTERN AND LEVEL 2 INTERN TASKS
These are only examples of what can possibly be done. These skills are not guaranteed and will be taught on a case by case basis. Some aspects of the internship are season dependent.
12 weeks - Level 1 Intern
If an intern completes the 12 week internship and wishes to commit to another 12 weeks, that individual will be trusted to perform more tasks and learn additional aspects of Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue. Interns who are interested in staying on for a Level 2 internship are encouraged to notify the internship administrator as soon as possible.
24 weeks - Level 2 Intern
Join the team at SCWR as an intern. Our interns provide invaluable help to us in carrying out our mission. Work alongside the staff and other volunteers to provide care to wildlife patients and keep the facility running smoothly.
Please read through all internship information prior to applying. For priority consideration, application deadlines are listed below however internship applications will remain open until all spots are filled.
If applying for Winter please keep in mind that it is our slow season. While there is animal care that needs to be done, the main focus of winter are projects. Interns who are pursing veterinary, biology, or ecological educational tracks in a professional career in wildlife will be given special consideration.
While no previous animal experience is required, there are certain aspects of the job that need to be considered.
This position is unpaid.
Schedules may be flexible, but you must commit to a minimum 3-day week, working 8 hours each day. A 5-day week is preferred, but we understand if you need to have a job to afford living in Sonoma County. You must attend the mandatory intern orientation.
To apply, complete the Google Form (includes questions, resume, cover letter and references).
Apply using this Animal Care Internship Application Google Form.
For more information:
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Applications open 11/1/2021
Recommended Date to Submit Application for Priority Consideration: 1/31/2022
Spring session ranges from February to May
*Currently Reviewing New Applications*
Applications open: 1/1/2022
Recommended Date to Submit Application for Priority Consideration: 3/31/2022
Summer session ranges from May/June to August/September
Applications open 6/1/2022
Recommended Date to Submit Application for Priority Consideration: 7/31/2022
Fall session ranges from September to November
Winter 2022/2023 -
Applications open 9/1/2022 -
Recommended Date to Submit Application for Priority Consideration: 11/15/2022
Winter ranges from December to February
*Dates are subject to change and will be finalized at the time we begin accepting applications.