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Admissions Administration Internship

Wildlife Admissions & Administration Intern


“While I was in college, I spent two summers as an Administrative Intern.  Once I graduated, I quickly moved into the world of non-profit management as a result of the experiences I had gained as an intern.  I have since served as a manager in non-profits, small businesses, and large corporations. I am so grateful for my start as an administrative intern.”     ~ Current WCSV Manager


The Admissions & Administration Intern works closely with the management team in the daily operations of the intake area. This internship is an excellent introduction to non-profit administration for a highly-organized, driven, energetic and independent self-starter.


This internship is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about the world of non-profit management and administration, medical recordkeeping and hospital/shelter intakes.  You will gain valuable and practical experience in animal intake, species identification and wildlife/human conflict resolution.


Please note that this particular position does not include handling, interacting or caring for the animals.

  • Admit animals
  • Answer the high-volume animal rescue hotline
  • Provide excellent customer service to members of the public, often in sensitive situations
  • Advise members of the public regarding wildlife situations
  • Cooperate with the local Animal Care and Control Agencies
  • Administrative duties including filing, data entry, and research
  • Medical recordkeeping
  • Clean and maintain the lobby area
  • Improve workplace safety measures


Applicants must possess a strong interest in non-profit administration and wildlife rehabilitation.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Read, write and speak English Fluently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Work independently and as a part of a team
  • Complete detailed projects with little supervision
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Strong attention to detail with an ability to multi-task
  • Positive attitude and a sense of humor
  • Well-versed in Microsoft Office
  • Prior experience with Adobe Suite preferred, but not required
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds


  • Interns must commit to a minimum of twelve consecutive weeks
  • Interns must commit to a minimum of twenty hours per week
  • At least one 8-hour weekend shift and 4-hour weekday afternoon shifts for remaining hours
  • This is an unpaid position
  • Housing and transportation assistance is not provided


After reviewing this description, and familiarizing yourself with what we do (wcsv.org), please send an email with your resume and cover letter to volunteermanager@wcsv.org

Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley
3027 Penitencia Creek Road
San Jose, CA 95132
1-408-929-9453 (929-WILD)

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week
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