Raptor Trauma Clinic Intern

Job Locations
US-FL-Maitland
Type
Seasonal, Part-Time
Job Category
Science
ID
2021-4727
City
Maitland
State/Province
FL

Overview

Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. 

 

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 identify, 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.

 

The National Audubon Society endeavors to make https://careers-audubon.icims.com/ accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

 

Position Summary

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is located in Maitland, Florida. We are an office of the National Audubon Society dedicated to promoting a stewardship ethic towards 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, who has a demonstrated interest in wildlife rehabilitation and clinical care, 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 as it relates to raptors in a captive setting, raptor conservation and Center operations.

 

The intern will be supervised at all times by the Raptor Conservation Specialist and the Raptor Specialist at Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. The internship is being offered for 3 full days a week for four months totaling 370+ hours.

 

Our 2021 fall internship is a paid internship opportunity expected to begin on September 1, 2021 and end December 31 2021.  No housing is provided.

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 as it relates to raptors.
  • Learn and participate in daily examinations, treatments and administering medications to sick and injured raptors
  • Food preparation for clinic patients.
  • Cleaning and maintaining raptor housing.
  • Prepare slides for laboratory examination and analysis.
  • Participate in radiographs and diagnostics.
  • Create social media posts to share experiences and clinic highlights.

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 and/or in animal medicine is highly desired.
  • Commitment to Audubon’s mission and programs.
  • Respect for wildlife, conservation and Florida’s environment.

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