Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.
Internships are an integral part of educating students and other pre-professionals about the issues facing wild cats, both in captivity and in the wild. Interns at Carolina Tiger Rescue will be exposed to daily animal care, join weekly meetings to discuss various topics, and attend weekly lectures to expand their knowledge base. By the end of their time at Carolina Tiger, interns will not only have gained experience in caring for animals, they will also be in a position to discuss issues ranging from animals in entertainment, basic vet care, and the pitfalls of private ownership.
Due to the intensity of the program, interns must be able to work from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, for the entire twelve-week session. Unfortunately, at this time Carolina Tiger Rescue is unable to offer a stipend or on-site housing.
During their time at Carolina Tiger Rescue, interns will learn:
- Proper and safe feeding and watering
- Grounds maintenance
- Enclosure cleaning
- Animal enrichment
- Medication preparation and delivery
- Animal observation and record keeping
Some of the topics that will be covered in weekly talks and lectures include:
- Natural history of the species
- The use of wild animals in entertainment
- Basic veterinary care
- Enrichment for exotic animals
- Vetting animal facilities
- Veterinary care of exotic animals
The summer 2018 Animal Care Internship application period has now closed. The 2019 applications will be available in October 2018.
Have questions about internships at Carolina Tiger Rescue? Email our Internship Coordinator, Kathryn Bertok.