Back to Nature’s Animal Care Internship Program

Back To Nature offers students and individuals a chance to get involved and discover their passion for wildlife biology, wildlife rehabilitation and animal husbandry. If you are seeking school credit or simply looking for a great opportunity to gain experience, come see us today to fill out an application. UCF Biology Students can visit Frank Loguidice in the Biology Department. Non-Bio students can visit the Experiential Learning or Career Services Department. Valencia students are also eligible for school credit by speaking with your campus department advisor. All applicants must receive approval by BTN’s Intern Coordinator, through a formal interview. This internship program is available to any individual looking to gain experience at Back to Nature. You do not have to be a registered student or receive school credit to apply however, you must be at least 18 years or older.
Be advised that this is an unpaid internship position under a Non-Profit 5O1 c 3 organization.

Internship Courses

Spring/Fall Internship (15 Weeks)

  • Beginning Level: 97.5 hour requirement. 1 credit hour.
  • Intermediate Level: 195 hour requirement. 2 credit hours.
  • Advanced Level: 292.5 hour requirement. 3 credit hours.

Most Spring and Fall shifts are 9am to 3:30pm.

Summer Internship (13 weeks)

  • Intermediate Level: 169 Hour Requirement. 2 shifts per week/2 credit hours (if receiving credit).
  • Advanced Level: 253.5 Hour Requirement.  3 shifts per week/3 credit hours (if receiving credit).
  • Advanced Level II: 338 Hour Requirement 4 shifts per week/4 credit hours (if receiving credit).

Some morning, afternoon, and/or evening shifts are required for Summer Interns.

Other Information

A mandatory orientation takes place the Saturday before the first day of the internship (A BTN work week starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday). Approval is only decided after a formal interview with the internship coordinator. You will be asked to present proof of a recent tetanus shot within 3-5 years. A waiver and manual must be read and signed prior to your first shift. A strict, set schedule will be given during the orientation to fulfill your hourly requirements throughout the internship. Interested applicants need to visit Back to Nature to receive and fill out an application.

*If you are out of state, please email Kelly@btnwildlife.org to inquire.

Fall 2020 application deadline is August 8th for interns seeking school credit. Mandatory Orientation is August 15th.