Employment Opportunities

Paid Positions

Wildlife Care Academy Coordinator. The Center’s Wildlife Care Academy focuses on professional training and provides excellent academic programs in the fields of wildlife rehabilitation, medicine, and conservation education. With more than 30 current courses available, and more than 500 learners, the Academy reaches wildlife professionals around the world. The Wildlife Care Academy coordinator is responsible for design, development, and implementation of professional training that enhances the Wildlife Center of Virginia’s mission of teaching the world to care about and care for wildlife and the environment. This position coordinates offering excellent academic programs – online, in-person, and through the Call of the Wild conference – that advance knowledge and provide skills training in the fields of wildlife rehabilitation, medicine, and conservation. In addition, the coordinator works closely with other outreach & education team members to contribute to outreach programs and efforts beyond the reach of the Wildlife Care Academy through public programs, website content and other digital communications, and ambassador care and training. Please click through to read the full job description, including instructions on how to apply. 

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


Training Positions [with financial aid]

Veterinary Technician Internship. The Wildlife Center of Virginia (WCV) currently has an opening for a 13-month veterinary technician intern with a start date May or June 2022 (flexible start date for the right candidate). The intern will be involved in all aspects of wildlife medicine, including hematology, parasitology, cytology, radiography, anesthesia, medical treatments (restraint, medicating, IV catheter placement, venipuncture, wound care, bandaging, etc.), necropsy, husbandry, nutrition, rehabilitation, record maintenance, telephone consultations, and presentations at rounds.  This internship places a special emphasis on veterinary diagnostics, and a significant amount of time is be spent performing CBC’s, cytology, fecal examinations, and wildlife parasitology. The intern also helps train senior veterinary and technician students performing externships at the Center.


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.