Raptor Trauma Clinic Internship

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The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

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Position Summary:
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, located in Maitland, FL, is part of the statewide Audubon Florida conservation organization. We are an office of the National Audubon Society dedicated to promoting a stewardship ethic toward Florida’s birds of prey and their habitats through medical rehabilitation, interactive education, and practical research. Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is offering an internship opportunity designed to provide an individual with a demonstrated interest in wildlife rehabilitation and clinical care with the ability to learn the operations of the Raptor Trauma Clinic and rehabilitation programs. In addition, this individual will learn the aspects of animal husbandry related to raptors in a captive setting, raptor conservation, and Center operations.

The Raptor Conservation Specialist and the Raptor Specialist at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey will always supervise the intern.

This position is on-site at Audubon. Center for Birds of Prey, Maitland, FL. The internship is being offered three full days a week for four months (May 1 - Aug. 31), totaling 400+ hours.

$15.00 / hour
Essential Functions:
  • Participate in clinical operations and procedures, including taxonomy, anatomy, feather structure, imping (feather repair), tail sheathing (protection), necropsy, pesticide poisoning, calculating medications, and fluid therapy relates related to raptors.
  • Learn and participate in daily examinations, treatments, and administering medications to sick and injured raptors.
  • Prepare food for clinic patients.
  • Clean and maintain raptor housing.
  • Prepare slides for laboratory examination and analysis.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Background in animal science, biology, or pre-veterinary coursework is preferred.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to learn and work with a team.
  • Prior experience with handling wildlife or animal medicine is highly desired.
  • Commitment to Audubon’s mission and programs and Respect for wildlife, conservation, and Florida’s environment.
EEO Statement:
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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