Do you want hands on experience working with wildlife? Animal care interns at TreeHouse have a unique opportunity to experience all facets of the operation of a wildlife rehab facility. Interns are involved in every stage of rehabilitation, from admission to release. An ordinary day could involve building a platform for a new cage, assisting with an educational program, or intubating an owl. Interns learn about the care and rehabilitation of native Illinois wildlife from experienced rehabbers and gain hands-on experience in wild animal husbandry. Students majoring in veterinary medicine, biology, zoology and environmental sciences would benefit from a TreeHouse internship.
Internships are a minimum of 8 weeks for 40 hours a week and two days off for free time. There is on-site shared housing available for up to five interns at a time. Stipends are currently not available.
Unable to commit to 40 hours a week? TreeHouse also offers externships for local students currently in school or working. Externs commit to working 10 hours a week or more on a flexible schedule for a minimum of 10 weeks.
TreeHouse also offers internship opportunities in areas other than animal care. If you have a particular interest that might be mutually beneficial to a non-profit, animal orientated organization, such as education, fundraising, public relations, grant writing, etc. please send us an e-mail at email@example.com and let us know.
To apply for our internship program, please download and complete the Internship Application which is found by clicking on the link below. We also request a copy of your resume and a one page essay introducing yourself and explaining why you are interested in interning with us. Email these documents to our Wildlife Rehabilitator, Kerry Lennartz, at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them in to 23956 Green Acres Road, Dow, IL 62022 ATTN: Kerry Lennartz.