Orphan Care Internship


We are looking for devoted and patient individuals to join our orphan care internship. We will accept up to two persons who can ideally commit to volunteering for three months.

60% of our rescues are orphaned animals who have either been abandoned by their mothers or become orphans after their mothers were killed. Raising wild animals is a delicate job, and we follow procedures and take precautionary measures to ensure that the animals get the best opportunity to be raised successfully and released.

As an orphan care intern, you will be responsible for feeding the babies throughout the day and night, cleaning enclosures, medicating orphans, creating and administering enrichment, developing protocols for best practices, and maintaining the nursery organized. Additionally, you will be able to help out with the care of the animals in the rehabilitation center.

In order to form part of this internship, you will be responsible for feeding
the babies by yourself throughout the night, on numerous nights of the week, so we are specifically looking for hard-working and dedicated individuals.

Orphan Care internship prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Can ideally commit to three months.
  • Must be studying for a veterinary nurse, veterinary technician, or animal care-related degree.
  • Must have at least one month’s experience working with neonates/ orphans.
  • Can provide at least 2 educational/ professional references.
  • Successfully completes a Zoom interview.

What do orphan care interns do.

  • Cleaning orphan enclosures on a daily basis.
  • Feed the orphans throughout the day and night.
  • Medicate and treat orphans when necessary.
  • Diet preparation.
  • Wild food and browse collection.
  • Create and administer species-specific enrichment.
  • Maintain a clean and organized nursery.
  • Develop species specific protocols for raising orphans.
  • Research methods and develop devices to reduce imprinting.
  • Research on orphan care, diet, developmental stages etc…
  • Develop an independent research project relating to orphan care and present this project at the
    end of your stay.

Orphan Care Internship FAQ