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 permanent collection of non-releasable birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

Our internship program requires our Animal Keeper Interns to complete 280 internship hours. Interns are required to have two 8-hour shifts a week with one weekend day required. Intern applications are accepted at any time. Please e-mail Animal Keeper Lauren Amy ([email protected]) with your cover letter and resume. This is an unpaid internship. Read more about this internship by clicking here!

Download an application 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 8-week Intern Program sessions during the Peak Season:

  • March 31 – May 25
  • May 26 – July 20
  • July 21 – Sept. 14

The program requires completion of:

  • A minimum of 200 Intern Program hours during one of the 8-week sessions. Schedule is usually:
    – 24 hours per week (three 8-hour shifts per week for the 8 weeks)
    – 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)
  • A wildlife rehabilitation Intern Project (projects may include data entry/analysis, development/revision of written protocols, developing case studies, or assisting in educational material preparation)

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.