The Birds of Prey Foundation offers unpaid internships that are hands-on in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. Over the course of the internship, individuals will work alongside our experienced rehab staff and learn things such as handling techniques, cleaning and sterilization procedures, habitat enrichment, food preparation, and feeding methods, and treatment procedures.
Our internship spots are limited and are meant for those who are pursuing a career in wildlife.
We offer internships starting in April through to October when we are most busy and there is a lot to learn. Most of our interns work 32 hrs a week for 1-2 months. This gives them a robust and well rounded view of what goes on at the Birds of Prey Foundation. Many other interns have a job or are still in school therefore they make a commitment to come 2-3 times a week for 3 months. Special circumstance will be considered.
Can’t Come to Us?
We can come to you! Executive Director Heidi Bucknam has close to 3 decades of experience in the field of raptor rehabilitation and is nationally renowned for her knowledge, treatment and husbandry of raptors while in captivity. Heidi offers lectures, presentations and trainings for various rehabilitation facilities, schools and civic organization every year.