Opportunity: Wildlife Data Intern

Category: Internship

Deadline: April 01, 2022

Position:  Wildlife Data Intern

Number of Positions Available: 1 – 2

Time Period: May – August

Hours: 20 hrs/week                                                 

Minimum Commitment: 4 months

Location: Rehabilitation Centre and Wildlife Hospital

WILDNorth operates out of two facilities. Our Rehabilitation Centre is in Parkland County (North of Spruce Grove) and is not accessible by public transit. Our Wildlife Hospital is in Edmonton, and is accessible by public transit. You will need to specify which location you’d prefer to intern from in your application form. If you have no preference, please indicate that to us. For maps, click here.

Deadline: April 1, 2022, applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

We are seeking people with good written communication, a computing / IT background, some knowledge of wildlife, and who 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 WILDCare or appropriately identified staff, interns will:

  • Enter information from our wildlife patient charts into our databases
  • Monitor and correct data, spelling, and taxonomy errors
  • Create simple descriptive statistics for weekly/ monthly in-house reports
  • Communicate with the public in written form
  • Respond to Patient Update Requests via email using templates and information from our patient charts
  • Additional duties as requested 

Conditions: All positions are voluntary. No salary is offered.

Qualifications:

· Minimum age of 18

· Two (or more) Covid-19 vaccinations

· Must provide references

· Experience or coursework in: Microsoft suite, Computer Science an asset

· Basic statistics background an asset

· Biology or animal medicine background an asset

· Good communication (especially written) and interpersonal skills

· 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. Submit application

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

PLEASE NOTE:

All correspondence MUST be via email.

DO NOT CALL OUR HELPLINE (unless you’ve found injured or orphaned wildlife). This is for wildlife calls ONLY.  Please direct any questions to our Volunteer Manager at volunteer@wildnorth.ca

WILDNorth’s staff thanks you for your interest in our volunteer internship program. All applicants will go through an application, screening, and interview process. Successful candidates will then attend an orientation, in class training, and onsite training.