Wildlife Rescue & Frontline Intern

WILDNorth

Wildlife Rescue & Frontline Intern

Employer
WILDNorth
Description of Position / skills Required

WILDNorth is seeking enthusiastic people who love wildlife, the outdoors, have a strong desire to learn and work well in a team environment. WILDNorth is a non-partisan, charitable organization that provides compassionate care for injured and orphaned wildlife and educates the public on the importance of wildlife in our community. We provide a high standard of care to a wide variety of native and migratory species. Approximately 80% of our patients are wild birds (waterfowl, birds of prey, songbirds) and 20% small mammals (squirrels, porcupines, fox).

 

Duties

Working under the supervision of the WILDRescue Manager, interns will assist with the following:

  • Hotline operation – Fielding and recording phone calls from, and providing solutions to the public about wildlife concerns. Data entry. Communicating with and dispatching WILDRescue Volunteers.
  • Intake facilitation – interface with and receive injured and orphaned wildlife from the public and gather intake information. Transfer animals to WILDCare staff.
  • Rescue – Conduct field rescues and transport injured and orphaned wildlife to WILDNorth’s Edmonton Hospital and Parkland County Rehabilitation Centre. Represent WILDNorth off-site in a positive light while adhering to organizational vision and mission and communicate the need for financial support from members of the community.

Interns are required to follow all WILDNorth policy, procedures and protocols

Skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to be motivated, flexible and patient in a highly demanding work environment
  • Able to endure a physically challenging environment and lift in excess of 40 lbs.
Certifications / Qualifications / Education

Requirements

  • Experience or coursework in: biological or environmental sciences, wildlife rehabilitation or management, veterinary medicine, animal welfare or husbandry
  • Must be 18 yrs of age or older
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and provide a driver’s license abstract
  • Must have current tetanus vaccination
  • Rabies vaccination is an asset
  • Must provide a Criminal Record Check
  • Must provide references
Job Location
Edmonton and Spruce Grove, AB
Canada
Nature of Work
Part Time, Temporary
Category
Agriculture, Volunteer Opportunities, Other
Wage
All positions are voluntary, NO salary is offered. Housing and transportation is not provided.
How to Apply

1. Proceed to https://wildnorth.ca/wrse_jobs/wildlife-rescue-frontline-intern/

2. FILL in the application form

3. Answer ALL QUESTIONS

4. Gather all your curriculum vitae (resume)

5. Respond to the confirmation email with your resume/CV and references.

6. All correspondence MUST be via email.

7. NOTE: You will only be contacted IF you were selected for an interview.

8. DO NOT CALL OUR HOTLINE. This is for wildlife calls ONLY. The Volunteer Coordinator works at another office.