Open: Rehabilitation Internship

Dates: March 1st through May 31st, 2020

Application open until filled

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

SCHEDULE:

20 Hours per Week. 5 hours per day, Saturday through Tuesday 9 am - 2pm.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Raptor Rehab Internship is an opportunity to support the work of a vibrant and growing conservation organization. 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:

  • Rehabilitation
    • Medical treatment and support
    • Live raptor care and handling
    • Daily care of rehabilitation 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

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
  • Commitment to entire internship timeframe and ability and flexibility to work nights, holidays, and weekends

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

  • $200 stipend/per week paid twice per month, based on an average 20-hour workweek (which may include some nights, holidays, and weekends)
  • 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.

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