Employment Opportunities

Paid Positions

No positions are available at this time. 

No phone calls, please! We want to keep the lines open for wildlife emergencies. 


Training Positions [with financial aid]

Rehabilitation Internship. The wildlife rehabilitation internship is a one-year advanced training program in wildlife rehabilitation beginning Friday, January 17, 2020 and ending Friday, February 12, 2021. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern is directly supervised by the Center’s three certified and permitted Wildlife Rehabilitators. The intern will provide excellent rehabilitative care to all animals at the facility and will gain intensive, hands-on training and experience in the field of wildlife rehabilitation focusing on animal nutrition, husbandry, feeding techniques, capture and restraint methods, release criteria, captive animal behaviors, and natural history. Please read the complete job description for more details, including instructions on how to apply. 

Veterinary Internships. In 2020, the Wildlife Center of Virginia will be offering two veterinary internships, one through the Veterinary Internship Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) and a second outside of the VIRMP, for graduate veterinarians seeking further experience in conservation and wildlife medicine. The veterinary interns have primary case responsibilities, primary surgery responsibilities, and participate in clinical and topical didactic rounds. The interns have access to state-of-the-art veterinary equipment, a veterinary library, and online journal access. The interns share on-call duties with a veterinary fellow, and off-clinics time is provided. Please read the complete job description and requirements, along with additional instructions for those applying outside of the matching program. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Each year, the Wildlife Center relies on hundreds of volunteers and students to help us help wildlife return to the wild. Please visit our volunteer opportunities or training opportunities pages to learn more. The rehabilitation and outreach staff are currently accepting applications for externship positions. 

Join us in making a real difference in wildlife conservation and the environment.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.