VINS Intern Position Contact Us 802.359.5000 email@example.com Nature Center Hours VINS Nature Center 10am to 4pm Daily Wild Bird Rehab is Open Accepting Calls Only 802.359.5000 x212 8am to 4pm Get Directions Thank you for your interest in the Avian Care Internship. We are currently not accepting applications. Please check back for updates. Avian Care Internship Gain extensive hands-on training in raptor captive management and avian rehabilitation of songbirds, waterfowl, raptors and reptiles. REPORTS TO: Director, Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation JOB LOCATION: The Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee, VT, and the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation main headquarters is located at the VINS Nature Center. This private, non-profit organization was founded in 1972 and provides environmental education, research and avian rehabilitation. The institute is located in the scenic countryside of east central Vermont approximately 2 1/2 hours from Boston, MA and 1 1/2 hours from Burlington, VT. Vermont is a great state for skiing, hiking, birding and other outdoor recreation. To learn more about the live bird exhibits, forest canopy walk, nature trails, environmental education and research programs, please visit our website at vinsweb.org. Avian Care Intern Duties Provide captive management and husbandry for over 60 raptors and reptiles used for programs and in exhibitsPerform daily husbandry tasks for permanent residents used in educational programs and exhibitsField phone calls about injured and orphaned birds and arrange transport with finders or volunteersAssist rehabilitation staff with initial intake exams, medical treatments, and daily care of avian rehabilitation patients, including orphaned baby birdsClean and maintain all indoor and outdoor animal facilities and aviaries Qualifications Passion for wildlife rehabilitation and conservationAbility to work both independently and in a teamStrong interest in birds and wildlife husbandryWillingness to work long, hard, irregular hours in all weather conditionsGood time management and organized18 years or olderHold a valid driver’s license, and have own transportationPhysical capacity to catch and treat large birds, lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds, climb stairs, and carry equipment for routine maintenanceAbility to work quickly & efficiently while following direction & proceduresHave updated tetanus vaccination at time of beginning internshipAvailable to work 40 hours per weekHave or working towards a college degreeCOVID vaccinations up-to-date Length of Internship 6 months minimum, 40 hours per week (possibility of extended term or seasonal position based on performance) VINS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by membership dues, admission and program fees, donations, and grants.