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Urgent Need for Wildlife Nursery Intern

Hiring Organization:
Kids Saving the Rainforest

Date Posted:
2018-09-25

Position Description:
We currently have an urgent need for a Wildlife Nursery Intern starting at the end of October 2018/beginning of November. We are a wildlife sanctuary and rescue located on the central pacific coast in Quepos, Costa Rica. We rescue over 100 animals each year, including two-toed and three-toed sloths, monkeys, parrots, coatimundis, anteaters, kinkajous, and more. Our internships provide extensive training and real-world knowledge of what it takes to work hands-on with wildlife in a rehabilitation setting.

This internship requires a selfless dedication to the care and rearing of orphaned baby wildlife. You will assist our Nursery Manager in a variety of duties that may include syringe feeding, preparing special diets for the babies, collecting wild leaves, and supervising the climbing and foraging of young animals as they practice for their lives in the wild. This position requires long hours, a willingness to work some night shifts, and foregoing personal comfort in rustic conditions in the interest of the babies you are working hard to help save. A preference for a 6-month placement is given for this internship given the extensive training required, but is not necessary.

Qualifications/Experience:
We are seeking qualified interns who are pursuing a career in a wildlife or science related field. College coursework and some experience working with animals, even if domestic, are desired. We also require dedication and a respect for wildlife.

Salary/funding:
Interns pay a fee of $35 per day, which covers housing, food, full training by an experienced staff, and the internship itself.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Food and housing provided.

Term of Appointment:
3 months or longer

Application Deadline:
rolling, but need someone urgently at the end of October/beginning of November

Contact Information:
Kerri Conrad
500 OE Finca Anita
Quepos, none 60601
Costa Rica

Website:
http://kidssavingtherainforest.org

E-mail Address:
volunteer.kstr@gmail.com

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