Looking for something wild to do? Explore the internship opportunities at Northwest Trek.The internship program at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is designed to provide an individual with practical experience while gaining valuable knowledge related to his or her career goals.
An internship is an intense, concentrated, non-paid volunteer position that allows an individual to assist his or her assigned department in performing both routine and special activities.
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The Trek team is dedicated to the husbandry and interpretation of native northwest wildlife. This internship is designed to provide instruction in the following areas: habitat maintenance, nutrition and diets, environmental enrichment, public presentation/interpretation, species natural history, training and husbandry. This is an in-depth program requiring a 32 to 40 hour per week commitment, for a minimum of 450 hours for 10-12 weeks. Interns must be flexible with their schedule, and have the ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays. It is an unpaid position with free on-site housing available. We will do everything possible to accommodate school requirements for those who can earn class credit for internships. To be eligible for this position you must:
1. Be at least 18 years old and currently enrolled in a college or university, or have recently graduated from a college or university
2. Have a minimum of one year of course work in a major field of study to be applied during the internship (e.g. biology, zoology, animal behavior, psychology, etc.).
3. Be capable of the physical abilities required to work with animals. This includes lifting heavy objects (80 lbs. +), climbing, kneeling, and walking in outdoor environment under any weather condition
4. Have your own health insurance.
5. Have a valid driver’s license.
The maintenance intern will get their hands dirty in all phases of physical plant and park maintenance. Duties will include maintenance of public facilities, grounds keeping, equipment and vehicle maintenance, carpentry, plumbing and minor construction.
A Trek internship requires a commitment of a minimum of 20 hours/week for a period of at least 10 weeks. An applicant for an internship must be at least 18 years of age or a college student and must be flexible with his or her schedule having the ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays. All positions are non-paid. On-site housing opportunities are a possibility. Although Northwest Trek's intern program is not affiliated with an academic institution, Trek staff will work with an intern to accommodate school requirements for those who are eligible to earn credit.