The Center for Wildlife, Cape
Neddick, ME. -
Leah - "I had one of the best summers of my life
as an intern, and I would recommend anyone to take part in an
internship at The Center for Wildlife, no matter their previous
Leah did her internship at The Center
for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, Maine. The Center for Wildlife is a
private, non-profit organization whose mission is to rehabilitate sick
and injured wild animals, and to promote respect for wildlife and the
environment. They provide a full range of treatment services
needed to rehabilitate birds, mammals and reptiles, assist the public
with issues related to wildlife; and provide educational and outreach
programs to promote knowledge and appreciation of wild animals and
Leah's goal was to gain insight into how a non-profit wildlife rescue
and rehabilitation organization operates.
Leah's responsibilities for this internship included food preparation
and feeding, medication administration, cage cleaning and maintenance,
habitat construction, monitoring animal health, administrative work,
and taking part in education programs for the public.
"During my summer at The Center for
Wildlife, I was constantly challenged to learn new skills and work with
different species of wildlife in order to gain experience, knowledge
and comfort with wildlife."
"Although I only had a few months at The Center for Wildlife, I feel
like the knowledge and experience I gained is beyond that which is
gained in a yearlong course."
"I came out of this internship
knowing that I really do have a genuine interest in working with
wildlife as well as a newly found motivation for conservation of native
and endangered species."
More information can be found at: http://www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org