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An internship at Greenwood provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with various wildlife species. Interns will learn skills such as handling techniques, cleaning and sterilization procedures, habitat enrichment, patient charting, diets, feeding methods, and food preparation.

Greenwood is a nonprofit organization that prides itself on offering an extensive and robust internship that opens doors, creates ties, and provides lifelong experiences and unforgettable memories. 


As an intern at Greenwood, you will be expected to work hard and get your hands dirty! Working with wildlife is guaranteed to get messy. We need individuals who are willing to take the initiative and aid our staff in caring for our wild patients to the best of their ability.

We are an animal rehabilitation center first and foremost—and our patients and facilities must be treated as such. Please be aware that there is no ‘cuddle time’ with these animals. Our primary objective is to return them to their natural, wild habitat once they are rehabilitated.

These are entry-level internships and are intended to provide general nursing experience and on-the-job training in basic rehab skills, not to teach veterinary medicine.

Recommended Qualifications

Previous experience in animal care—whether with wildlife or domesticated animals—is not required. Degrees (or degrees in progress) in the natural sciences, wildlife management, veterinary medicine, veterinary technician, or environmental education are welcomed, but we consider interns from all backgrounds. We believe that an interest in wildlife, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn is most important.

Housing and Transportation

There is currently no on-site housing at Greenwood. You will be responsible for finding your own housing. However, we will certainly be available to make recommendations on housing in the area. You will also be responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from the center. Please be aware there is no public transportation directly to the center.

Internship Programs

Did you know…

The out-of-pocket expenses (ex.: gas, rabies pre-exposure vaccination) related to doing volunteer work for Greenwood Wildlife are tax-deductible! Talk to a CPA to find out how.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.