Open: 2017/18 Raptor Rehab Internship

TRC intern, Haylen Gregory, conditions a Red-tailed Hawk on a creance line.

TRC intern, Haylen Gregory, conditions a Red-tailed Hawk on a creance line.

Dates: November 1 - April 30th

Application Due: October 5th, 2017

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:
Teton Raptor Center is a nonprofit organization of conservation biologists, veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, educators and volunteers, working together to help birds of prey and promote environmental health through veterinary care and rehabilitation, educational programs, and conservation research. We are located at the historic Hardeman Barns in Wilson, Wyoming.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Raptor Rehab Internship is an opportunity to support the work of a vibrant and growing conservation organization, while living at the historic Hardeman Barns, which is home to Teton Raptor Center (TRC). This holistic experience includes exposure to all program areas at TRC including education, research, and rehabilitation with a special focus on rehabilitation and resident raptor husbandry. We are looking for someone who is curious, enthusiastic, and ready to roll up his or her sleeves to work hard, deepen the work of raptor conservation, and be part of a passionate team.

This internship experience is multifaceted and will provide training, mentorship, and opportunities in the following areas:
  • Live raptor care and handling
    • Daily care of resident raptors and rehab patients
    • Cleaning of clinic, enclosures, and equipment
    • Food preparation and feeding
    • Rehabilitation support
  • Communications
    • Social Media
      • Develop social media content for various digital platforms
    • Website
      • Format photos/webpages
      • Blog and post rehab raptor updates
  • Nonprofit management, operations, and leadership
  • Stewardship and general maintenance of buildings and grounds on historic property
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Teton Raptor Center is seeking applicants with the following qualifications and skills:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, including excellent writing skills
  • Familiarity with video and online media platforms
  • A love of nature and desire to share that passion with others
  • Knowledge of science, natural history, and birds of prey (a strong interest in wildlife, enthusiasm, strong work ethic, maturity, and willingness to learn are more important than academic qualifications)
  • Willingness to take initiative, roll-up your sleeves, problem solve and multi-task effectively and with humor while working with a small group of very committed people
  • Ability to tolerate time spent in front of a computer, as well as physical labor
  • Good health and fitness, ability to perform physically demanding tasks such as cleaning and lifting (up to 40 lbs.) and work outdoors in all sorts of weather
  • In college or recently graduated and at least 21 years of age
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • Commitment to entire internship timeframe and ability and flexibility to work nights, holidays, and weekends
COMPENSATION/BENEFITS
  • Stipend paid twice per month, based on an average 40-hour workweek (which will include some nights, holidays, and weekends)
  • Housing on-site
  • Internships may be used for academic or vocational purposes, but interns are responsible for making the arrangements necessary to receive relevant credit as a result of completing the internship.
HOUSING
Intern housing is offered in the residential loft of TRC's Office Barn. This restored horse barn includes a furnished and spacious upstairs loft, as well as a meeting space, office
area, kitchen and bathrooms on the first level. The loft space is private and the first floor facilities are shared. Interns are expected to purchase and prepare their own meals and are responsible for their own transportation while at TRC.

EMPLOYMENT at TETON RAPTOR CENTER

Teton Raptor Center is an equal opportunity employer with a smoke-free and drug-free workplace. Successful applicants will be required to pass a background check, driving check, and drug screening.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications will be accepted through, October 5th, 2017. Please send your resume, list of three references, and a letter as a single PDF document explaining your interest in our work and an answer to this question: What do you expect to achieve as a result of this internship opportunity? Please send application materials to Rehabilitation Coordinator Meghan Warren via e-mail with the subject line: "TRC Internship Application 17/18." Please label your resume and cover letter document as follows: "First Name_Last Name_Internship Season and Year_Internship.pdf" (Ex. Meghan_Warren_Fall2017_Internship.pdf).


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