Wildlife Animal Caretaker Intern - Part Time

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Since 1986 Woodlands has been dedicated to the care and release of orphaned and injured wild animals. Our goal is the release of these animals back to their natural habitats as well functioning wildlife. Woodlands is also dedicated to providing education to the general public regarding our wild neighbor's habits and habitats. As a 501c3 charitable organization, Woodlands depends on the generosity of others.
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• Feeding orphaned mammals and reptiles
• Daily cleaning, feeding, watering, hosing, and scrubbing pens of all animals housed in facility and outdoor enclosures
• Monitoring progress of orphans, recording weights, food intake and maintaining proper environment
• Research a topic related to wildlife rehab and present to staff and volunteers
o Research topics will be discussed at start of Internship.
• Maintain patient records
• Maintain constant awareness of all patient health and behavior
• Identify native mammal and reptile species
• Assisting with capture and restraint of patients
• Intake procedures
• Food prep
• Cleaning and disinfecting indoor and outdoor cages
• Sweeping, mopping floors, dishes, disinfecting counters and sinks of treatment, kitchen, and animal housing areas
• Cleaning and disinfecting all treatment areas
• Reporting maintenance and/or safety hazards to the rehabilitation staff
• Correcting any maintenance and/or safety hazards, if possible
• Lifting and hauling items up to 50 lbs., including trash and recycling
• Assisting with organizational, landscaping, or construction projects, as needed
• Maintaining high energy levels throughout a long workday
• Assisting staff with errands
• Additional duties as requested
• Learning proper health assessment
• Assist with patient medical procedures
• Identifying common diseases
• General record keeping.
• Assist cooperative effort of large mammal tracking program with New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife
• Research natural history and release site areas
• Assist with releases
• Network with area naturalists, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife and state and national organizers.
o These opportunities arise while in taking and releasing bobcats and black bears and Woodlands’ involvement with state and national organizations
• Learn about NJ’s policies, procedures and regulations regarding wildlife.


Must be a self-motivated individual with a sincere interest in working with wildlife and the ability to enthusiastically work long hours. Attention to detail, punctuality, initiative and a strong desire to learn are required. At least 18 years of age with related degree or prior animal experience required. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Must have drivers license and/or reliable transportation. 25 hours per week.

TO APPLY: Must complete and submit an intern application which can be downloaded at http://woodlandswildlife.org/Interns.htm along with a resume and cover letter to wildlife_rehab@yahoo.com, fax to 908-730-8311, or mail to P.O. Box 5046 Clinton, NJ 08809.


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