South Florida Wildlife Center admits 12,000+ patients annually. This facility offers wonderful opportunities to gain valuable education and experience in wildlife rehabilitation in a tropical setting.
Designed to introduce an undergraduate biology/ animal husbandry student to wildlife rehabilitation and medicine, students rotate through all departments including; Resource Center, Clinic, Animal Care, Nursery, Rescue and Release. Open to students over the age of 18 who have completed at least their sophomore year of college, or non-university applicants pursuing wildlife rehabilitation certification.
Gain experience rearing the young patients that are seen at the SFWC including a wide variety of avian and mammalian species. The season runs from early February to late October. The types of species encountered will depend on the time of year in which the rotation occurs.
Animal Care Internship:
Designed to introduce students to the care and handling of many of the wildlife species found in South Florida, this program focuses on the final stages of rehabilitation. Species cared for includes but is not limited to reptiles, herons, opossums, seabirds, raptors, songbirds, waterfowl, and squirrels. The busiest seasons are usually in the spring and summer, however the animal care team is busy all year long caring for sub-adult and adults either resident or over-wintering in the region.
Please Note: SFWC does not provide housing, transportation or a stipend for these internships. These costs are significant out-of-pocket expenses; please give this due consideration before applying.