Exotic Experience Opportunities

North Carolina

All Walks of Life Mobile Service
Contact: Dr. Edward Samuels
Email:  allwalksoflife@mindspring.com
Phone: (919) 567-2965
Website: http://www.allwalksoflifemobilevetservices.com/

Animal Hospital of Fayetteville
Address: 3109 Fort Bragg Rd., Fayetteville NC 28303
Phone: (910) 323-1535
Website: http://www.ahofnc.org/

Atrium Animal Hospital
Address: 6520 McMahon Drive, Charlotte NC 28226
Phone: (704) 542-2000
Website: www.atriumanimalhospital.com

Avian and Exotic Animal Care
Address: 8711 Fidelity Blvd., Raleigh NC 27617
Phone: (919) 844-9166
Website: www.avianandexotic.com

Avian & Exotic Mobile Veterinary Service
Address: 121 Carriage Drive, Stoneville, NC 27048
Phone: (336) 427-0083

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
Address: Lees-McRaeCollege, Banner Elk, NC USA 28604
Phone: (828) 898-5241
Website: http://www.blueridgewildlife.org/
Opportunity: Offers a summer clinical where you learn to rehabilitate wildlife and also gain enough experience to become licensed in N.C.

Carolina Tiger Rescue (formerly Carnivore Preservation Trust)
Address: 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone: (919) 542-4454
Website: http://www.carolinatigerrescue.org/education/internships.asp
Opportunity: This exciting 6-week, hands-on program gives interns an opportunity to learn many aspects of exotic animal care from routine feeding to veterinary care.

Carolina Veterinary Specialists
Address: 12117 Statesville Road, Huntersville NC 28078
Phone: (704) 949-1100
Website: http://www.carolinavet.com/ 

Coddle Creek Animal Hospital
Address: Davidson Highway (Hwy 73), Concord NC 28027
Phone: (704) 795-9005
Website:  www.coddlecreekvet.com

Conservator’s Center Inc. (CCI)
Address: PO Box 882, Mebane, NC 27302
Phone: (336) 421-0883

Website: http://www.conservatorscenter.org/
Opportunity: Learn about the care of all the animals and what it takes to run a non-profit facility; summer internships available.

Duke University, Lemur Center
Address: 3705 Erwin Road
Website: http://lemur.duke.edu/

Griffin Avian and Exotic Veterinary Hospital
Address: 2100 Lane Street, Kannapolis NC 28083
Phone: (704) 932-8111
Website: http://www.griffinexotics.com/

Noah’s Landing
Address: 1489 Live Oak Rd, Coats, NC 27521
Phone: (910) 897-1555
Website: http://www.noahslanding2x2.com/index.html
Opportunitiy: Noah's Landing offers volunteer positions to assist with animal care, as well as work as tour guides. Students can participae in their internship, which provides hands on animal care and can be counted for college credit.

North Carolina Wildlife
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Wildlife Diversity Program
Address: 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27699
Phone: (919) 707-0064
Website: http://www.ncwildlife.org/Volunteer.aspx
Opportunity: the agency’s Wildlife Diversity Program works to prevent species from becoming endangered by maintaining viable, self-sustaining populations of all native wildlife, with an emphasis on species in decline.

NC Zoo Wildlife Rehabilitator Internship
Website: http://www.nczoo.org/subpages.aspx?pageID=12643&category=Volunteer&CID=215&contentPage=true&desc=false&listingID=4489
Opportunity: The N.C. Zoo offers a variety of exciting and unique internship opportunities.  A zoological environment offers a fun, yet challenging atmosphere to gain valuable career building knowledge and experience.

River Road Animal Hospital
Address: 8593 River Rd SE, Southport NC 28461
Phone: (910) 454-8910
Website: http://www.rrvet.com/

Rolesville Veterinary Hospital
Address: 312 Saddlewood Ct., Rolesville NC 27571
Phone: (919) 562-0100
Website: www.rolesvillepetcare.com

Timberlyne Animal Clinic
Address: 110 Banks Drive, Chapel Hill NC 27514
Phone: (919) 968-3047
Website: http://www.timberlynelegionvets.com/

Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic
Address: 1417 Seaton Rd., Durham, NC 27713
Website: http://www.trianglewildlife.org/
Phone: (919) 544-3330
Opportunity: Clinic currently closed; internships available focusing on business, fundraising, and community outreach.

The Wolf Sanctum
Address: 131 Wolf Crossing, Bakersville, NC  28705
Phone: (828) 688-9005
E-mail Contact: director@wolfsanctum.org
Opportunity: Volunteer with a non-profit organization that offers a sanctuary for wolf and wolf hybrids


Little Rock Zoo Internship
Contact: Kate Barszczowski, kbarszczowski@littlerock.org
Phone: (501) 661-7271
Website: http://www.littlerockzoo.com/internships
Opportunity: Interns will gain valuable experience working with exotic animals by working with professional zookeepers.


Black Pine Animal Sanctuary
Address: 1426 W. 300 N., P.O. Box 02, Albion, IN 46701
Phone: (260) 636-7383
Website: http://www.blackpine.org/
Opportunity: 8-12 week summer internships available; responsible for husbandry of animals and customer service at the exotic animal park; some housing available upon request; applications available on-line.


Audubon Nature Institute Conservation Research Internship Opportunities
Website: http://www.auduboninstitute.org/volunteers
Opportunity: College students interested in conservation biology are admitted into a selective internship program where they gain hands-on experience with breeding programs for endangered wildlife


Henry Doorly Zoo
Website: http://www.omahazoo.com/
Address: Omaha, NE
Opportunity: Various summer internship opportunities available, such as Reproductive Biology Summer Intern.

New Hampshire

The Student Conservation Association
Address: National Office; Charlestown, NH
Dale Penny, SCA President
P.O. Box 550, 689 River Road, Charlestown, NH 03603
Tel. 603.543.1700, Fax 603.543.1828 (fax)
Website: http://www.thesca.org/, http://www.thesca.org/contact

New York

Seneca Park Zoo
Address: 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester NY 14621
Contact: Ken Nelson, kon9268@rit.edu
Website: http://senecaparkzoo.org/get-involved/aab-pre-vet-internships/
Opportunity: Five week funded research and clinical summer fellowship.


Philadelphia Zoo Internship
Website: http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/participate/Volunteer/Interns.htm
Opportunity: Through our internships, we provide practical, high-quality experiences that help you achieve your academic and professional goals


PAWS. People Helping Animals (Wildlife Center)
Address: 15305 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98087
Phone: (425) 787-2500
Website: http://www.paws.org/intern-extern.html
Opportunity: There are a variety of opportunities available for individuals who wish to gain valuable hands-on experience in the fields of companion animal sheltering, public affairs/community relations, wildlife rehabilitation and veterinary medicine.

Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation
Website: http://wolfhollowwildlife.org/index.php/education/internships/
Opportunity: An internship at Wolf Hollow provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with many different wildlife species and to learn skills such as handling techniques, diets, food preparation and feeding methods and to assist experienced rehab.

Washington D.C.

National Zoo Animal Management Internship, Keeper Aide Intern, Bird Area
Website: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/undergradinternships/animalprograms/birds.cfm
Opportunity: The National Zoo provides the opportunity for interns to participate in daily animal management and visitor education.

National Zoo Department of Reproductive Sciences Internship
Website: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/undergradinternships/research/
Opportunity: Interns will receive research training under the supervision of the Department of Reproductive Sciences staff.

National Zoo Small Mammal Enrichment Internship
Website: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/UndergradInternships/AnimalPrograms/SmallMammalEnrichment.cfm
Opportunity: The intern’s main duties will focus on the design, construction, and implementation of environmental enrichment.

Various Locations in the US

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council Intern

Website: http://theiwrc.org/member/job-postings-and-animal-placement/browse-categories?category_id=3/Jobline
Opportunity: Explore the differing internship/career opportunities available.

Outside the US

Global Vision International
Phone: 01727 250 250
Website: http://www.gvi.co.uk/
Opportunity: Various trips available; promotes sustainable development worldwide through responsible volunteering programs


Aquatic Experience Opportunities

North Carolina

Bald Head Island Conservancy, Inc. Environmental Education Internship
Bald Head Island Conservancy, P.O. Box 3109,  Bald Head Island, NC 28461
Telephone: (910) 338-0930
Contact: Kendyll Goeman, Environmental Educator, kendyll@bhic.org
Website: http://www.bhic.org/summer-intern-opportunities
Opportunity: This internship is  intended to give undergraduates not only environmental education experience, but also experience in working at a small non-profit organization.

The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
Address: SeaTurtleHospital, P.O. Box 3012, Topsail Beach, NC28445
Website: http://www.seaturtlehospital.org/

NCSU Turtle Rescue Team
Website: https://ncturtlerescueteam.org/

North Carolina Aquariums Aquariology Internship Opportunities
Contact information: http://www.ncaquariums.com/contact-us
Website: http://www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher-internships


Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration
Mystic Aquarium’s intern program is designed to provide college students and recent college graduates with an advance knowledge of the aquatic world.  There are 1-3 internships available each semester as well as in the summer.
Contact information - 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355-1997  (info@mysticaquarium.org) P: 860.572.5955  F: 860.572.5969
website: http://www.mysticaquarium.org/careers/internships/


Mote Marine Laboratory Internship Opportunities for College Students
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL34236.
Phone: (941) 388-4441
Website: https://mote.org/research/internships
Opportunity: Mote internships are designed to inspire students with a life-long appreciation and commitment to the conservation and sustainability of our oceans by providing unique, hands-on opportunities to conduct ocean science research, education, or support services under the mentorship of Mote scientists, educators, animal care specialists, and other professionals.