Opportunity: Wildlife Data Entry Intern

Category: Internship

Deadline: March 19, 2018

Position:  Wildlife Data Entry Intern

Time Period: April – September 2018                    Number of Positions Available: 2 – 3

Hours:  20  per week                                                  Minimum Commitment: 3 months

Start dates: Apr 1, June 1

We are seeking people with good computing/IT background who have some knowledge of wildlife and work well alone or in a team environment, to assist us in maintaining our database information during our spring/summer season.

WILDNorth is a non-partisan, charitable organization that provides compassionate care for injured and orphaned wildlife and educates the public on the importance of wildlife in our community. We provide a high standard of care to a wide variety of native and migratory species. Approximately 80% of our patients are wild birds (waterfowl, birds of prey, songbirds) and 20% mammals (squirrels, porcupines, fox ).

Duties

Working under the supervision of the Director of Wildlife Services or appropriately identified staff, interns will be entering information from both our wildlife patient charts and our hotline call log into our online databases. Interns will be monitoring for errors in spelling and taxonomy; inputting missed data by cross-checking with written records as well as creating simple descriptive statistics for weekly/monthly in-house reports.

Location

Interns will be working out of the WILDNorth wildlife hospital at 12515 – 128 Street, Edmonton. City transit is available near the hospital (within walking distance).

Terms

Positions will start in April and June and require a minimum of 20 hours per week with a 3 month commitment. All positions are voluntary. No salary is offered.

Qualifications

· Must be 19 years of age or older

· Must provide references

· Experience or coursework in: Computer Science , Microsoft Excel and Access

· Basic statistics background an asset

· Biology or animal medicine background an asset

· Good communication and interpersonal skills & ability to communicate to other non-computer literate people

· Ability to work independently and as a team member

· Criminal record check

Benefits & Skill development for the Intern

Further your career or educational goals

Orientation and training provided

Learning job skills and team work

Mentorship and friendships with like-minded people

Improve data entry skills

Certificate of completion of internship provided

Application process

1. FILL in this application form

2.  Answer ALL QUESTIONS

3. Gather all your curriculum vitae (resume)

4. Respond to the confirmation email with your resume/CV and references.

5. All correspondence MUST be via email.

6. NOTE: You will only be contacted IF you were selected for an interview no later than March 29. Please understand that we are terribly busy. Be patient.

7. DO NOT CALL OUR HOTLINE. This is for wildlife calls ONLY. The internship program coordinator works at another office.

 

WILDNorth’s staff thanks you for your interest in our volunteer internship program. All applicants will go through an application, screening and interview process followed by orientation, in class training and onsite training to be successful in their position.