Internship - von Arx Wildlife Hospital


The Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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Jhaslyn De La Rosa

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Naples, FL
United States

Through this program, the Internship Program participant will gain experience and hands-on training in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. The Intern is also introduced to basic medical skills including bandaging, laboratory analysis, fluid therapy and other subjects pertinent to wildlife rehabilitation. Interns in this program are supervised by five wildlife rehabilitators and the staff veterinarian. This position is challenging and requires participants be enthusiastic, self-motivated, hard-working and dedicated to animal welfare. In return, the Intern will receive in-depth hands-on training in all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation and conservation.


 All Interns must be self-motivated individuals, with good time management skills and willing to work long hours as needed. Interns must be able to work independently as well as part of a team and have a sincere interest in working with wildlife. Attention to detail, initiative and a strong desire to learn are required. Interns must have the ability to record information accurately, above average knowledge of mathematics, perform multi-stage tasks in an efficient manner and be able to listen and retain information in a fast-paced environment. A strong work ethic is needed. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Basic Skills:  Ability to understand basic math. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Computer efficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.  Ability to work outside, up to four hours, in hot, humid, and buggy weather-related conditions.

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$300 bi-weekly cost of living stipend and dorm accommodation, including laundry, provided.