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The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota provides
quality medical care and rehabilitation for all injured,
sick and orphaned wild animals, and shares its knowledge
with the people who care about them.

 

Open every day of the year!

 

Hours:

9am-6pm

 

Every Day of the Week

 

651-486-9453.

 

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Seasonal Nursery Internships

We're now accepting applications to intern with us during the upcoming nursery season. Internships are offered in two areas; both of which will overlap with school. Please take this into consideration prior to applying. All WRC internships are unpaid, but you are most likely eligible for college credit. We recommend checking with your professor.

 

If you're from out of state, or will only be in Minnesota for a limited time, consider applying to join us as a Visiting Intern.

 

We typically offer two Nursery Internships for which you may apply:

1) Avian/Waterfowl

2) Mammal

 

Avian/Waterfowl Interns help raise orphaned and injured juvenile birds and waterfowl. Species include loons, mallards, wood ducks, songbirds, crows, jays, herons and gulls. All in all, you'll gain hands-on experience with more than 40 species. Avian/Waterfowl Interns start in late April and finish by 15th of Sept.

 

As an Avian/Waterfowl Intern you'll:

a) work 20-25 hrs/wk.

b) learn to identify featherless baby birds

c) experience all the steps involved in raising and releasing orphaned animals to the wild

d) provide daily food and water to the birds, clean cages and do laundry

e) supervise volunteers

f) give fluids and meds to the animals as needed

 

 

Mammal Interns work with all species of orphaned mammals including raccoons, mice, squirrels, rabbits, coyotes and fox. You must have the pre-exposure rabies vaccination prior to beginning your internship. If you're not already vaccinated, please start the process now. It will take a min. of 10 weeks from your first shot until your titer is drawn. We need a titer report on file when you begin your internship. If you're at the UMN, Boynton Clinic stocks the vaccine and it may be covered under your student health plan. Otherwise, contact your primary physician.

 

As a Mammal Intern you'll:

a) work 20-25 hrs/wk.

b) hand-raise and prepare mammals for their re-release into the wild

c) provide daily food and water to animals, clean cages and do laundry

d) supervise volunteers

e) give fluids and meds to the animals as needed

f) learn about enrichment programs

 

Mammal Interns have a choice of 2 sessions: Spring and Late Summer.

Spring runs from late March to early July

Late Summer runs from late June to mid-October

As we mentioned, your internship will overlap with school. However, we do our best to not schedule you for your full hours a week while school is in session.

 

To apply for either of these positions:

1) email your resume to Lynnette Scott, Nurseries Director

2) forward a recommendation from a prof. or former employer to Lynnette or fax to her at 651-486-9420

3) indicate for which internship you are applying; if Mammal, indicate which session and confirm your start/end dates

Questions?

 

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Visiting Internships

As one of the leading wildlife medical facilities in the nation, we welcome students from across the nation, and even internationally. Students have joined us from as far away as Portugal and Denmark.

 

If you are interested in learning hands-on techniques with wildlife, you may apply for a Visiting Nursery Internship.

Visiting Nursery Interns work 20-25 hrs./wk. and have the option of interning in either the Avian/Waterfowl area or the Mammal Nursery. Mammal Interns must submit a rabies titer prior to beginning their internship.

We are flexible in schedule the start and end dates for visiting interns, but we do require a minimum internship of five weeks.

We will complete paperwork for you to gain school credit after the successful completion of your internship.

Housing is not provided, but we may be able to offer you assistance in locating temporary housing.

 

To apply for a Visiting Internship:

1) email your resume to WRC's Nurseries Director Lynnette Scott

2) forward a recommendation letter or fax it to Lynnette at 651-486-9420

Please indicate the dates that you would like to visit with us and the status of your rabies vaccine. A rabies titer must be on file with us when you begin your internship.

 

 

If you are a vet student, currently enrolled in a DVM program, you may apply for a Visiting Vet Internship.

The length of the internship is flexible and will be between the months of May and September. Students will be expected to work around 40 hrs. a week, including evenings and weekends, under the supervision of a staff veterinarian. Students’ responsibilities include assisting with caring for and treating injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife. This internship is very hands-on and requires the pre-exposure rabies vaccine series. This is a non-paid position, and housing is not provided; however, assistance with finding housing in the area will be available. School credit for fourth-year veterinary students can be arranged.

To apply for a Visiting Vet Internship:

1) email your resume to WRC Vet Leslie Reed

2) forward a recommendation letter or fax it to Leslie at 651-486-9420

Please indicate the dates that you would like to visit with us and the status of your rabies vaccine. A rabies titer must be on file with us when you begin your internship.