Hotline: (707) 526-WILD(9453)
Business Office: (707) 992-0274
A Wildlife Exclusion Service (707) 992-0276
Location: 403 Mecham Rd, Petaluma CA 94952
Mailing Address: PO Box 448, Cotati CA 94931
Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please note the following dates for future intern application periods:
Spring 2020 - Applications open 11/1/2019 - Applications due 12/31/2019
Spring session ranges from February to May
Summer 2020 - Applications open 1/1/2020 - Applications due 3/31/2020
Summer session ranges from May to September
Fall 2020 - Applications open 5/1/2020 - Applications due 6/30/2020
Fall session ranges from September to November
Winter 2020/2021 - Applications open 9/1/2020 - Applications due 10/31/2020
Winter ranges from December to February
*Dates are subject to change and will be finalized at the time we begin accepting applications.
Your generous donations help our interns with everyday necessities like food and gas while they dedicate their time to helping with our work and training for their futures as wildlife professionals.
Animal Care Internship Job Description
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 this statement throughout their term (each term is at least 3 months). Interns will assist in any area that may be lacking help as well as accomplish regular duties each week.
The Animal Care Intern will help with all aspects of daily animal upkeep. This includes but is not limited to: diet preparation, cleaning enclosures, weighing patients, bottle-feeding orphaned babies, administering medications, and assisting staff with animal intakes.
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. Some offsite housing may be available, but it is not guaranteed.
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, essay, resume, and cover letter) or mail the application, a resume, and a cover letter to our PO box. If you would like to complete the application online, you must have a Google account. If the application is sent by mail, the postage date needs to be on or before the due date. There is no fee to apply, but for interns who decide to participate in the program, there is a $50 administrative fee, payable at the end of the orientation. Scholarships are available for those with limited means.
Apply using this Animal Care Internship Application Google Form.
OR download, print, and mail the Animal Care Internship Application along with a cover letter and resume. You may mail your application packet to the PO box listed below or email the packet to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail applications to:
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue
RE: Intern Application
PO Box 448
Cotati, CA 94931
For more information:
Contact Victoria Harris, Intern Director: email@example.com
Applications for Summer 2020 are due by March 31st, 2020.
Spring, summer, fall, & winter internships are now available! Work alongside the staff and other volunteers to provide care to wildlife patients and keep the facility running smoothly.
Read below to find out more about our internship program and to find out how to apply.