Internships at Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Animal Keeper Internship

This unpaid internship offers a unique opportunity to learn about husbandry for native animals in Lindsay’s collection of non-releasable birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

Our program requires our Animal Keeper Interns to complete 280 internship hours. Interns are required to have at least two 8-hour shifts a week. Intern applications are due on April 15, August 15, and January 15.  To apply: send a cover letter, résumé, intern application and three references to Lead Animal Keeper Lauren Amy ([email protected]). This is an unpaid internship. Read more about this internship by clicking here!

Download an application here!

Questions? Contact [email protected]org

Natural History Internship

This unpaid internship offers a unique opportunity to learn about museum collection management.

Our internship program requires our Natural History Interns to have one 8-hour shift a week for a minimum of 3 months. Intern applications are accepted at any time. Please e-mail Education Registrar, Christina Schwandt ([email protected]) with your cover letter and resume. This is an unpaid internship.

Read more about our Natural History internship opportunities by clicking here!

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship Program

The unpaid internship program offers an unparalleled opportunity for hands-on experience with care and treatment of injured or orphaned native California birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

Working in conjunction with over 300 volunteers, interns are given the opportunity to learn about all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation with hands-on experiences, and to educate the public on wildlife-related subjects.

There are three separate 12-week Intern Program sessions during the 2020 Peak Season:

  • March 29 – June 20
  • May 24 – Aug. 15,  oriented toward college semester-system schedules
  • June 21 – Sept. 12, oriented toward college quarter-system schedules

The program requires completion of:

  • A minimum of 300 Intern Program hours during one of the 12-week sessions. Schedule is usually:
    – 24 hours per week (three 8-hour shifts per week for the 12 weeks, usually 2 weekday shifts and one weekend day shift per week)
    – Shifts are usually 8:00 am – 4:00 pm or 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    – Includes day, evening, weekend, and holiday work
    – Alternate scheduling, including an extended timeframe into the next session, may be available by prior arrangement
  • All required training, including a weekly classroom session (that may require attendance on a non-shift day)

Upon successful completion of a Peak Season program session, you may apply to continue into the next session. During a subsequent session you would be able to gain additional, advanced skills, and could be scheduled to work directly with a staff veterinarian. There is also opportunity to extend intern activities into the Fall/Winter Season.

A complete description of the current program, including duties, requirements, and application instructions, is available through this link:

We also offer Research Internships for students working on degree programs, and veterinary externships.