State Veterinary Medical Associations
Please refer to your individual state’s Veterinary Medical Association (VMA) for opportunities within your specific state/area. Each state VMA can be found here: https://www.avma.org/about/state-vmas
All Walks of Life Mobile Service
Address: 3065 Langdon Road, Angier, NC 27501
Contact: Dr. Edward Samuels
Phone: (919) 567-2965
Animal Ed.Ventures Sanctuary
Address: 1489 Live Oak Rd, Coats, NC 27521
Animal Hospital of Fayetteville
Address: 3109 Fort Bragg Rd., Fayetteville NC 28303
Phone: (910) 323-1535
Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV)
Atrium Animal Hospital
Address: 6520 McMahon Drive, Charlotte NC 28226
Phone: (704) 542-2000
Avian and Exotic Animal Care
Address: 8711 Fidelity Blvd., Raleigh NC 27617
Phone: (919) 844-9166
Avian & Exotic Mobile Veterinary Service
Address: 121 Carriage Drive, Stoneville, NC 27048
Phone: (336) 427-0083
Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
Address: 106 Island Farm Lane, Boyce, VA 22620
Phone: (540) 837-9000
Opportunity: Offers a summer clinical where you learn to rehabilitate wildlife and also gain enough experience to become licensed in N.C.
Carolina Tiger Rescue
Address: 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone: (919) 542-4684
Opportunity: This exciting 6-week, hands-on program gives interns an opportunity to learn many aspects of exotic animal care from routine feeding to veterinary care.
Carolina Veterinary Specialists
Address: 12117 Statesville Road, Huntersville NC 28078
Phone: (704) 949-1100
Conservator’s Center Inc. (CCI)
Address: 676 E Hughes Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27217
Phone: (336) 421-0883
Opportunity: Learn about the care of all the animals and what it takes to run a non-profit facility; summer internships available.
Duke University, Lemur Center
Address: 3705 Erwin Road
Fresh Start Rescue Inc.
Griffin Avian and Exotic Veterinary Hospital
Address: 2100 Lane Street, Kannapolis NC 28083
Phone: (704) 932-8111
Highlands Biological Station
Address: 265 North Sixth Street, Highlands, NC 28741
Phone: (828) 526-2623
Opportunity: Full-time, summer internship in which interns help teach the public about the history of the Appalachians and related Nature Center exhibits as well as assist with animal husbandry. Send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to above email address, along with NC application (link provided on website). Stipend, housing, and possible college internship credit provided.
Address: 1489 Live Oak Rd, Coats, NC 27521
Phone: (910) 897-1555
Opportunity: Noah’s Landing offers volunteer positions to assist with animal care, as well as work as tour guides. Students can participate in their internship, which provides hands on animal care and can be counted for college credit.
North Carolina Herpetological Society
North Carolina Wildlife
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Wildlife Diversity Program
Address: 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27699
Phone: (919) 707-0064
Opportunity: the agency’s Wildlife Diversity Program works to prevent species from becoming endangered by maintaining viable, self-sustaining populations of all native wildlife, with an emphasis on species in decline.
NC Zoo Internships
Address: 4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC 27205
NC Zoo Wildlife Rehabilitator Internship
Address: 4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC 27205
Opportunity: The N.C. Zoo offers a variety of exciting and unique internship opportunities. A zoological environment offers a fun, yet challenging atmosphere to gain valuable career building knowledge and experience.
Piedmont Wildlife Center
Address: 364 Leigh Farm Road, Durham NC, 27707
Phone: (919) 489-0900
Opportunity: Volunteer opportunity includes animal and raptor care and offers rolling admission; application is available online. Internship opportunities include wildlife conservation (available spring, summer, and fall semesters) and education (available spring and summer semesters); application available online.
Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary
Address: 119 Doe Dr, Hubert, NC 28539
Phone: (910) 326-6432
Opportunity: Intern works with small mammals and a wide variety of birds through rehabilitation, education, and animal care. Work for a minimum of 30 hours/week with a minimum of 8 weeks; time of year of internship depends on intern’s availability. Application is available online.
River Road Animal Hospital
Address: 8593 River Rd SE, Southport NC 28461
Phone: (910) 454-8910
Rolesville Veterinary Hospital
Address: 300 Batten Road, Rolesville, NC 27571
Phone: (919) 562-0100
Schiele Museum of Natural History
Address: 1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: (704) 866-6911
Opportunity: Internship involves animal husbandry, presenting information to museum audiences, and data collection; Available during spring, summer, and fall semesters; housing is available on site food and transportation not provided; email resume, letter of interest, and availability along with application form to email provided and can call phone number provided for more information.
Timberlyne Animal Clinic
Address: 110 Banks Drive, Chapel Hill NC 27514
Phone: (919) 968-3047
The Wolf Sanctum
Address: 131 Wolf Crossing, Bakersville, NC 28705
Phone: (828) 688-9005
Opportunity: Volunteer with a non-profit organization that offers a sanctuary for wolf and wolf hybrids
Western North Carolina Nature Center
Address: 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28805
Phone: (828) 259-8080
Opportunity: Variety of internships including Nature Lab, Small Mammal, and Wildlife Rehab (plus many more). All internships are unpaid, but internship credit is possible. Internships are available fall, spring, and summer semesters. Summer 2018 application due April 20, 2018. Internship descriptions are on provided website, and application is online.
Little Rock Zoo Internship
Contact: Kate Barszczowski, email@example.com
Phone: (501) 661-7271
Opportunity: Interns will gain valuable experience working with exotic animals by working with professional zookeepers.
Address: 76 Albert Park Lane
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: (415) 453-1000 x27
Opportunity: Internships involve wildlife rehabilitation and animal care; intern will learn about husbandry, history, and some medical techniques; must commit to 24 hours a week for three months; housing and transportation not provided; application available online.
South Florida Wildlife Center
Opportunity: Introduce intern to wildlife care, rehabilitation and medicine.
Address: 101900 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone: (305) 451-1993
Dolphin Plus Marine Mammal Responder
Address: Key Largo, FL
Phone: (305) 615-8078
Island Dolphin Care
Address: 150 Lorelane Place, Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone: P: 305-451-5884 | F: 305-453-5399
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary
Address: 1426 W. 300 N., P.O. Box 02, Albion, IN 46701
Phone: (260) 636-7383
Opportunity: 8-12 week summer internships available; responsible for husbandry of animals and customer service at the exotic animal park; some housing available upon request; applications available on-line.
Audubon Nature Institute Conservation Research Internship Opportunities
Opportunity: College students interested in conservation biology are admitted into a selective internship program where they gain hands-on experience with breeding programs for endangered wildlife.
Opportunity: Internships give students the opportunity to gain college credit for supervised work and learning experiences, while introducing them to professional skills and responsibilities in a career field of interest.
New England Wildlife Center
Opportunity: Undergraduate students and high school students participating the program gain valuable first-hand experience in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), veterinary medical technology, medicine, and natural history.
John Ball Zoo
Opportunity: In this exciting and challenging atmosphere, interns will be able to supplement previous experiences and apply classroom knowledge.
Henry Doorly Zoo
Address: Omaha, NE
Opportunity: Various summer internship opportunities available, such as Reproductive Biology Summer Intern.
The Student Conservation Association
Address: National Office; Charlestown, NH
Dale Penny, SCA President
P.O. Box 550, 689 River Road, Charlestown, NH 03603
Tel. 603.543.1700, Fax 603.543.1828 (fax)
Website: http://www.thesca.org/, http://www.thesca.org/contact
Seneca Park Zoo
Address: 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester NY 14621
Contact: Ken Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunity: Five week funded research and clinical summer fellowship.
Philadelphia Zoo Internship
Opportunity: Through our internships, we provide practical, high-quality experiences that help you achieve your academic and professional goals
PAWS. People Helping Animals (Wildlife Center)
Address: 15305 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98087
Phone: (425) 787-2500
Opportunity: There are a variety of opportunities available for individuals who wish to gain valuable hands-on experience in the fields of companion animal sheltering, public affairs/community relations, wildlife rehabilitation and veterinary medicine.
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation. Website: http://wolfhollowwildlife.org/index.php/education/internships/
Opportunity: An internship at Wolf Hollow provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with many different wildlife species and to learn skills such as handling techniques, diets, food preparation and feeding methods and to assist experienced rehab.
National Zoo Animal Management Internship, Keeper Aide Intern, Bird Area
Opportunity: The National Zoo provides the opportunity for interns to participate in daily animal management and visitor education.
National Zoological Park Internship Program, Rock Creek – CSS – Internship in One Health
Opportunity: This internship is a collaboration project between the Department of Wildlife Health Sciences, the Center for Species Survival, and the Department of Nutrition Science. Interns will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Michael Power on projects related to clinical nutrition and animal health, human public health research, and laboratory-based investigations of animal nutrition.
National Zoo Conservation Education Internship
Opportunity: The intern’s main duties will focus on growing skills in program development, research, and providing engaging opportunities for zoo visitors.
Various Locations in the US
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council Intern
Opportunity: Explore the differing internship/career opportunities available.
African Conservation Experience
Opportunity: Follow one of our professional guides deep into the African wilderness. With expert tuition in a variety of wildlife conservation issues, you’ll return home with new skills as well as amazing memories from your time in Africa.
Global Vision International
Phone: 01727 250 250
Opportunity: Various trips available; promotes sustainable development worldwide through responsible volunteering programs
Phone: 1-815-888-4040 Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST
Opportunity: Will frequently have free scheduled exotics CE
Opportunities: Unforgettable veterinary and animal experiences in Thailand, South Africa, and Australia!
Opportunity: Assisting professional vets and staff at clinics with routine treatments and caring for animals at specialized centers by helping with feeding, cleaning, maintenance, and behavior observation.
Opportunity: Will frequently have free scheduled exotics CE
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 100 Conservation Way, Manteo NC, 27954
Phone: (252) 473-1131
Opportunity: Interns are involved in multiple refuge programs, including turtle patrol and bird nesting. Internship provides a food stipend, and on-site housing is provided. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Send background/experience, cover letter, availability, resume, and three references to email provided.
Bald Head Island Conservancy, Inc. Environmental Education Internship
Bald Head Island Conservancy, P.O. Box 3109, Bald Head Island, NC 28461
Telephone: (910) 338-0930
Contact: Kendyll Goeman, Environmental Educator
Opportunity: This internship is intended to give undergraduates not only environmental education experience, but also experience in working at a small non-profit organization.
The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
Address: SeaTurtleHospital, P.O. Box 3012, Topsail Beach, NC28445
NCSU Turtle Rescue Team
North Carolina Aquariums Aquariology Internship Opportunities
Contact information: http://www.ncaquariums.com/contact-us
Alaska SeaLife Center
Website:https://www.alaskasealife.org/internships Opportunity: Depending on the type of fellowship, duties may include assisting aquarium, avian or marine mammal staff with animal husbandry tasks; helping with marine-related research projects or as support in our education department. Fellows will be required to participate in a variety of areas and all are required to participate to some extent in the interpretive aspects of our operation.
Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration
Mystic Aquarium’s intern program is designed to provide college students and recent college graduates with an advance knowledge of the aquatic world. There are 1-3 internships available each semester as well as in the summer.
Contact information – 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355-1997
Phone: 860.572.5955 Fax: 860.572.5969
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Opportunity: FWRI interns are college-level students or post-graduates who spend a semester working with a mentor to obtain career guidance and experience.
Mote Marine Laboratory Internship Opportunities for College Students
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL34236.
Phone: (941) 388-4441
Opportunity: Mote internships are designed to inspire students with a life-long appreciation and commitment to the conservation and sustainability of our oceans by providing unique, hands-on opportunities to conduct ocean science research, education, or support services under the mentorship of Mote scientists, educators, animal care specialists, and other professionals.
Opportunity: The marine mammal intern program is designed to be a career learning experience. Interns will gain firsthand experience in data collection, food preparation, and marine mammal husbandry.
National Marine Life Center
Opportunity: Depending on need and case load, interns will assist with the care of the NMLC rehabilitation patients including seals, sea turtles, and freshwater turtles. Animal Care duties will include animal restraint; cleaning; disinfecting tanks, equipment, and environmental enrichment devices; diet preparation; administering feeds (including tube feeding); record keeping; facility maintenance; and water quality testing.
New England Aquarium
Opportunity: Our internships offer college students, recent graduates, and career changers experience in nearly every department of the Aquarium — from marketing to animal care.
Opportunity: The Seattle Aquarium internship program is designed for those with a strong desire to move into the zoo/aquarium field as a career path. Our internship is an in-depth program requiring a minimum commitment of 400 hours (maximum of 500 hours) in at least 10 weeks but no more than 13 weeks (32-40 hours per week).