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Animal Care Interns

Treehouse Wildlife Center
Dows, IL

Position Duties / Responsibilities
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 and let us know.

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