The National Audubon Society is hiring an
The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.
Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is located in Maitland, Florida. We are an office of the National
Audubon Society dedicated to promoting a stewardship ethic towards Florida’s birds of prey
and their habitats through medical rehabilitation, interactive education and practical research.
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is offering an internship opportunity designed to provide an
individual, who has a demonstrated interest in wildlife rehabilitation and clinical care, the ability
to learn the operations of the Raptor Trauma Clinic and rehabilitation programs. In addition, this
individual will learn the aspects of animal husbandry as it relates to raptors in a captive setting,
raptor conservation and Center operations.
The intern will be supervised at all times by the Raptor Conservation Specialist and the Raptor
Specialist at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. The internship is being offered for 3 full days a
week for four months totaling 400+ hours. Our 2023 winter internship is a paid internship opportunity expected to begin on January 1, 2023 and end April 30, 2023. No housing is provided. Please submit a cover letter with resume.
Participate in clinical operations and procedures including taxonomy, anatomy, feather structure, imping (feather repair), tail sheathing (protection), necropsy, pesticide poisoning, calculating medications and fluid therapy as it relates to raptors.
Learn and participate in daily examinations, treatments and administering medications to sick and injured raptors.
Prepare food for clinic patients
Clean and maintain raptor housing
Prepare slides for laboratory examination and analysis
Attend and observe surgical procedures, participate in diagnostic testing, radiology and bird evaluations.
Share your experiences with others through e-newletters, social media, etc.
Background in animal science, biology or pre-veterinary coursework is preferred.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Willingness to learn and work with a team.
Prior experience with handling wildlife and/or in animal medicine is highly desired.
Commitment to Audubon’s mission and programs.
Respect for wildlife, conservation and Florida’s environment.
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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