Internship Opportunities:

Experience the unique and challenging opportunity of working at a wildlife center. Internships are designed to provide hands-on experience for those who are interested in environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation. Learn more about our internships below!

What does the Internship entail:

While interning here you will have the opportunity to work with a number of animals from our residents to rehab patients and learning what it takes to run a successful Wildlife Center. This will grant you the opportunity to learn the proper husbandry and techniques that are applied in every day and emergency situations. Ensuring that all animals receive the required care involves a lot of work- duties including basic maintenance of the facility, horticulture, fundraising, animal husbandry, projects, and educational programs.


You will gain valuable experience working with a diverse group of raptors and other wildlife. Whether you plan to go into wildlife conservation, become a vet, or just care about the planet and its inhabitants, this internship will offer you plenty of challenges and opportunities to learn. This unique experience is supervised by highly trained professionals in the field, while you gain experience and make a difference in the community!

What are the basic requirements:

You may be thinking, “What does it take to be an intern at Hawk Creek?” If you have a passion for the natural world and a positive attitude then you’re already heading in the right direction! However, there are some important considerations to take into account if you think this may be the job for you. Most of the work performed is outside, and may require some heavy lifting, so you must be physically capable of performing the job. In order to gain the most from your experience, a certain amount of dedication is required. We are looking for motivated, reliable, and passionate people who can work independently or with our team. For students, you must have a B average (3.0). Majoring in a field related to the internship for which you are applying is preferred, though not required. This opportunity is also open to adults wanting to expand their knowledge in their field or interested in a career change.

Furnished housing is provided for full time interns (on site). Transportation is recommended.

Must be over 18 years old, 3 months full time or 6 months part time.

How to Apply:

With your resume, please provide a letter stating your career goals and what you plan to get out of this internship.

When you are ready, send your resume and cover letter to Hawk Creek Wildlife P.O. Box 662 East Aurora, NY 14052 or e-mail the required materials to [email protected]

Internships are offered throughout the year. Please apply early since we receive many applications.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at 716-652-8646 or [email protected]