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 typically from 4 to 8 weeks with 40 hours of work a week and two days off for free time. There is on-site housing available for up to three 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 8 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 fundraising, public relations, grant writing, etc. please send us an e-mail at treehousewildlifecenter@gmail.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 Intern Coordinator, Rachael Heaton, at treehouse.rachael@gmail.com or mail them in to 23956 Green Acres Road, Dow, Il 62022 ATTN: Rachael Heaton.

How to Apply

Internship Program

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(618) 466-2990

Our Address: 

23956 Green Acres Rd. Dow, IL 62022