Stark County Park District is currently seeking one Wildlife Rehabilitation intern to further their education and experience at our Wildlife Conservation Center. If you're passionate about wildlife and wish to gain some hands-on experience in animal care, we're the place for you!
Students Can Expect To:
- Gain supervised knowledge of Ohio's native wildlife, human/wildlife conflicts, non-lethal solutions, and state and federal regulations governing wildlife rehabilitation.
- Students will be working closely with staff and volunteers as well as gaining experience in educating the public on wildlife.
- Will learn species specific diets, basic animal husbandly, caging criteria, handling techniques, animal enrichment, release criteria, and other skills relating to wildlife rehabilitation.
- Students will also be responsible for completing a project, Featured Case feature the life of a native wild animal from the time it has come into the center to the time it is released. This feature will be displayed on our website andor face book for public viewing.
- Gain valuable customer service, communication, and listening skills.
- Encounter moderate to frequent exposure to insects, poisonous vegetation, zoonotic diseases and moderate exposure to outside weather conditions throughout the year.
- Freshman or sophomore level college students in field of biology, pre-vet, zoology, conservation, or equivalent field(s)
- Effective interpersonal skills
- GPA of 3.00 or higher preferred
Hours: 24 hours a week for duration of 15 weeks, May 08, 2017 through August 20, 2017. Ability to work a pre determined hours and days of the week and a varied schedule including weekends is required. Typical scheduled shifts are 8:00a.m. 2:00p.m. and 2:00p.m. 8:00p.m. but may vary with advance notice.
EOE - M/F/D/V