Wildlife Education Interns at South Florida Wildlife Center provide environmental and conservation education through a diverse range of engaging learning experiences aligned with the Outreach Department’s purpose of facilitating individuals discovering their role and responsibilities in the natural world.
Interns will gain experience in:
Outreach & Education Programs:
- Providing interpretative, hands-on experiences related to conservation, nature, and the environment during our Wild Talks and Tours.
- Utilizing informal education methods to educate a wide range of audiences including center visitors, families, scout groups and school groups in a variety of settings including virtual, and traditional classrooms.
Wildlife Hospital & Resource Center:
- Assist the Community Service Coordinators in the Resource Center by fielding calls from the community, admitting patients to the Wildlife Hospital, performing initial triage on injured, sick and orphaned patients as well as upkeeping with data entry on pertinent software.
- Work alongside the Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator with onboarding new volunteers and organizing specific volunteer events.
Wildlife Education Ambassador Program:
- Alongside the Outreach Specialist, learn to provide husbandry, training and enrichment for SFWC’s Wildlife Education Ambassador Animals.
- Knowledge of basic animal handling
- Able to speak English well enough to communicate under pressure and understand basic medical terminology
- Able to tolerate outdoor temperatures up to and at times above 95 degrees F with high humidity for short amounts of time
- Ability to tolerate mask-wearing for extended periods of time
- Able to read and understand scientific literature
- Able to meet the requirements outlined in the Essential Capabilities document with or without reasonable accommodation
- Able to learn and demonstrate a familiarity with SFWC’s programs
- Should have access to a computer and ability to login into an online volunteer communication site to receive updates.