Friends of Wildlife Prairie Park
  • 02-Feb-2018 to 04-Mar-2018 (CST)
  • Programs and Education
  • Hanna City, IL, USA
  • Other
  • Seasonal

Summer Internship 2018


Duration:  May 19-August 3, 2018

Hour Requirements: Full Time

  • 40 hours per week - 8 hour shift, 5 days a week preferred
  • Open availability on weekends is preferred

Housing: May be available if needed

Pay: Unpaid

Position: Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern

Last day to Apply: March 4, 2018

Number of positions available: One

Description of Position:

The Wildlife Rehabilitation intern will assist and support rehabilitators in the daily care of wildlife patients. They will gain valuable, practical experience in proper husbandry techniques, animal handling, medication administration, and other procedures. Interns will have the opportunity to work with a variety of orphaned, injured, and sick native wildlife including birds of prey, neonatal animals, mammals, waterfowl, etc.

The summer internship will also allow interns the experience to interact and educate the general public. Interns will be a part of the daily free summer programming offered at the park. Programs involve promoting awareness and respect for wildlife and habitat, and discussing our rehabilitation program at the park.


Interns will also learn and assist full time rehabilitators with the following:

  • Preparing diets - including live and dead prey
  • Hand feed neonatal animals (includes tube feeding)
  • Cleaning and set up animal enclosures
  • Monitoring health and behavior of animals
  • Assist with administering daily medications
  • Laundry, dishes, and general cleaning
  • Medical treatments, progress evaluations, and release assessments



  • Must be enrolled in college or recent graduate in a related field of science (ie, zoology, animal science, biology, environmental science...)
  • Must have previous animal experience
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs or up to 100lbs as a team lift
  • Must be comfortable working in various weather conditions of Illinois
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