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Internships for University Students

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Internships

NWRI offers internships to university students to fulfill internship credit in certain fields, or for students wanting to gain hands-on experience in the fields of Wildlife Management, Veterinary Medicine, and Animal Science.

We will accept applications from any current university student in the United States. These internships are unpaid, and all travel, food, and lodging costs are the responsibility of the intern. All internships take place at our Wildlife Center in Louisville, NE.

Duties include:

  • Intake, triage, and care of wildlife in the Wildlife Center
  • Answering the phones and handling public walk-ins during business hours
  • Educating the public about wildlife and wildlife nuisance issues
  • Coordinating rescues and transportation of wildlife
  • Animal tracking and reporting
  • Other administrative duties as assigned
  • Creating at least one educational activity for children for our Open House and Family Day (summer only)
  • Helping with fundraisers and other public activities

 

Important Dates for 2017

2017 Summer Internships
We are offering up to twelve 12-week Summer Wildlife Center Internship positions. These interns will work three to four six-hour shifts per week with another intern and/or volunteer.

Dates to Note:
March 8, 2017 – Application Deadline
March 13-17, 2017 – Interviews
March 31, 2017 – Notification Date
May 15-19, 2017 – Training*
May 21 – August 12, 2017 - Internship

*Training for these internships will take place all 5 days from 8 AM to 5 PM each day. Selected interns must attend all 5 days of training. All materials, breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

2017 Fall Internships

We are offering up to four 8-week Fall Wildlife Center Internship positions. These interns will work three to four six-hour shifts per week, normally alone or partnered with a Wildlife Center volunteer.

Dates to Note:
May 15, 2017 – Application Deadline
Late May, early June – Interviews
June 30, 2017 – Notification Date
August 7-11, 2017 - Training
August 13 – October 7, 2017 – Internship

*Training for these internships will take place all 5 days from 8 AM to 5 PM each day. Selected interns must attend all 5 days of training. All materials, breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

 

Steps to Apply

To apply for an internship, please do both of the following:

1. Complete and submit the application. You may complete the online form below, or download the PDF, complete the form and submit it to us by e-mail or mail.

2. Submit your resume and at least three references with your application. (If you complete the online form, please e-mail your resume and references within 24 hours after you complete the form.)

Paperwork can be submitted to:

info@nebraskawildliferehab.org

or

Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc.

PO Box 24122

Omaha, NE 68124-0122

2017 Internship Application
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