Avian Hospital Internship

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Celebrating Environmental Education

Position Description

Hospital interns are given an opportunity to learn everything there is to know about how a wildlife rehabilitation clinic operates. FKWBC hospital interns work under the guidance of our expert, certified wildlife rehabilitation staff to assist with daily tasks including rescuing wildlife, caring for avian patients, maintaining our hospital, and so much more!


  • Daily cleaning and feeding of Hospital patients including scrubbing cages, perches, outside aviaries, and preparing a wide variety of diets.
  • Keeping up with hospital cleanliness by sweeping and mopping, scrubbing floors and walls as well as other cleaning activities as necessary.
  • Administering medications and fluid therapy to hospital patients.
  • Helping staff with wound care, blood work, fecals, x-rays laser therapy and other medical procedures.
  • Bird rescues, intakes and releases.
  • Maintain detailed and updated reports on hospital patients.
  • Partake in after-hours bird rescue calls.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager.

Immediate Supervisor

Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager


  • Thrives in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic computer, telephone, data collection and data filing skills.
  • Experience handling animals is preferable, but not required.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Ability to pick up and carry 50 pounds, possibly into and out of vehicles.
  • Ability to work both indoors and outdoors despite poor weather conditions.
  • The FKWBC’s two properties are smoke-free zones; able to respect the smoke-free zones.

Scheduling Commitment

Hospital interns typically work a standard 5-day, 40-hour work week which includes making after-hours/on-call bird rescues when needed.

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://www.keepthemflying.org/internship-application/ →