ABOUT TETON RAPTOR CENTER:
Teton Raptor Center (TRC) is a non-profit organization advancing raptor conservation through education, research, and rehabilitation. TRC’s educational programs reach tens of thousands of visitors annually. Our team of Resident Raptors includes 13 non-releasable raptors that are cared for and provided training and enrichment on a daily basis. Our research team works on dozens of research projects annually, both locally and in other parts of Wyoming and Montana. Our research projects include the largest and longest on-going study of Great Gray Owls anywhere in the world, as well as projects monitoring migration of Golden Eagles and Rough-legged Hawks, and more. TRC rescues and rehabilitates over 150 raptors annually and recently received permits to begin rehabilitating corvids as well. These injured, ill and orphaned birds come from all over the state of Wyoming and Idaho. Finally, TRC works on several conservation projects aimed at keeping wild raptors safer in the wild. These include the Poo-Poo Project (Port-o-Potty Owl Project), an initiative to keep cavity-nesting owls and other raptors from becoming trapped in the ventilation pipes on vault toilets, and Sporting Lead-Free, an education-based initiative aimed at reducing the use of lead ammunition and tackle in the environment because of its detrimental health effects on raptors.
This one-year Raptor Conservation Internship is an opportunity to become immersed in the work of a vibrant and growing conservation organization. This holistic experience includes exposure to all program areas at TRC including education, research, and rehabilitation, with additional opportunities to explore the operations and communications aspects of a nonprofit. We are looking for someone who is curious, enthusiastic, and ready to roll-up their sleeves to work hard, deepen the work of raptor conservation, and be part of a passionate team.
The programmatic focus will shift with the time of year. Time spent supporting TRC’s communications will be incorporated into the schedule throughout the full year (likely averaging one day per week).
March - May: Conservation & Research - field and office work related to research projects
June - July: Resident Resident Raptor Care & Outreach - animal care and public programs
August - September: Raptor Rehabilitation - rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured, ill, and orphaned birds
October- November: Conservation & Research - field and office work related to research projects
December - February 2023: Avian Care (both for residents and rehab), Outreach support, and Conservation & Research support
Avian Care - Resident and Rehab Raptors
Communications & Outreach
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.
Email your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to email@example.com with the subject line, “2022 Raptor Conservation Internship Application.” Your application should be sent a single PDF file saved with your name and the internship in the file title (e.g., “LastName_FirstName_2022TRCInternship”). Open until filled.