VINS Intern Position Contact Us 802.359.5000 firstname.lastname@example.org Nature Center Hours VINS Nature Center 10am to 4pm Daily Accepting Injured Birds 8am to 4pm Daily 802.359.5000 x212 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 VINS Avian Care Interns gain extensive hands-on training in raptor captive management and avian rehabilitation of songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors. REPORTS TO: Director, Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation JOB LOCATION: VINS Nature Center, 149 Natures Way, Quechee, Vermont Avian Care Intern Duties Provide captive management and husbandry for over 60 raptors and reptiles used for programs and in exhibits Clean and maintain all indoor and outdoor animal facilities and aviaries Perform daily husbandry tasks for permanent residents used in educational programs and exhibits Field phone calls about injured and orphaned birds and arrange transport with finders or volunteers Assist rehabilitation staff with initial intake exams, medical treatments, and daily care of avian rehabilitation patients Provide daily care of injured and orphaned baby birds (feeding, husbandry, and medical treatments) 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 and efficiently while following direction and proceduresHave updated tetanus vaccination at time of beginning internshipAvailable to work 40 hours per weekHave or working towards a college degree 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.