Green Chimneys Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern- Sam & Myra Ross Institute

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Green Chimneys
400 Doansburg Rd
Brewster, NY
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Full-time, Paid (College Credit Required)
Timeframe: 01/12/15 — 09/07/15 (Flexible)

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The Paul C. Kupchok Wildlife Rehabilitation Center located at Green Chimneys main campus in Brewster New York, features over 50 permanently disabled or imprinted raptors and other wildlife. Licensed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to maintain and rehabilitate birds of prey, the Center treats, rehabilitates and releases injured, orphaned or distressed birds and specializes in hawks, falcons, eagles, owls, and vultures. Song birds and small mammals also are handled on occasion. The Wildlife Center features a beautiful education center, animal triage care area and has large display and flight cages, woodland paths and naturalistic habitats. State licensed wildlife rehabilitators, an environmental educator and animal caretaker comprise the staff in this area. Interns in this area will assist wildlife classes, work one-on-one with students, learn about wildlife rehabilitation, maintain the center and become primary caregivers for the animals.


*Animal Care, Handling and Management- learn how to provide humane and species-appropriate care for farm animals, horses, wildlife and a variety of small and large species in the context of a nature-based therapeutic intervention program. Animal handling, selection, feeding, medical care and training are taught by experienced staff specialists.
*Introduction to Program Administration- learn how to create, implement, and document activities around animals and nature. The internship experience provides an important introduction to program development for those who seek to replicate and administer nature-based programs in other settings.
*Farm Class Teaching Support- learn to skillfully apply animal-assisted interventions and horticulture education to groups of students as teaching assistants in farm, riding and garden classes.
*Intern Project- Institute Interns, either as a group or individuals, will participate in an additional project to enhance the Green Chimneys Farm, or another area of the organization and its programs.
*Room and board and a small stipend is available for this internship.


Must be 21 years of age to apply. Please note we are only able to accept international applicants for the summer months (June-August). There is no academic pre-requisite but the Institute Internship can be used as a supplementary practicum in training for a career in social work, psychology, education, veterinary science, animal care and program administration. Individuals who hold academic degrees or are licensed in professions such as Psychology, Teaching or Social Work may apply for an internship but will not be able to practice under their license. The Institute Internship is a learning experience and all interns, regardless of previous degree or certification earned, function as support staff under the supervision of the Green Chimneys staff. The Institute Internship is for highly committed and flexible individuals who are able to dedicate approximately three months to Green Chimneys.
Please visit our website and select the following links to download an application and apply: “Quick link", "Internship Opportunities", “Farm & Wildlife Nature Based Programs” and “View complete institute internship details and application packet”.

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