Website Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Sanctuary interns master the art of animal husbandry while caring for over 100 non-releasable birds (including more than 30 different species) that call the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary their home. Working as a sanctuary intern with the FKWBC is a great opportunity to gain experience caring for animals in captivity.
- Daily bird husbandry of permanent sanctuary residents including feeding, cleaning, observing behavior, enclosure inspections, replacing/cleaning perches, washing dishes, and more.
- Picking up donated fish from local marine centers and sifting fish for quality.
Helping with regular clean up of facility including scrubbing the boardwalk to trimming vegetation.
- Assist in bird rescues, intakes, and releases.
- Feeding and cleaning rehabilitation patients in medical cages and flight cage with occasional weighing patients and assessing condition.
- Organize and look after enrichment for the sanctuary residents.
- Help with any educational events (ex: sanctuary tours, field trips) as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager.
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.
Sanctuary 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/ →