Education

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. "

Nelson Mandela

Internships

Wolf Run offers structured, unpaid internships for students. Our programs are individualized for each student. Internships require a minimum of eight weeks participation.

PREREQUISITES:

  • Interns must be at least 18.

  • Interns must send a resume.

  • Interns must be capable of lifting and be in good health.

  • We do not require our interns to major in animal related fields.

  • We are looking for individuals who are hardworking, committed and self-motivating.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • If the internship is for credit you must fulfill the requirements of your school.

  • You must arrange for the school and WRWR to communicate and provide WRWR with all of the information needed to help you fulfill your requirements.

  • You will meet with a mentor weekly.

  • You are encouraged to keep a daily journal.

 

DESCRIPTION OF INTERN DUTIES:

  • Intern schedules will be individualized.

  • All interns will undergo training on safety procedures.

  • All interns will be involved in food preparation, feeding, cleaning, maintenance of the enclosures and grounds, construction and veterinary care.

  • All interns will be trained and involved in Public Education including greeting tourists at the gate, daily public tours, and educational programs

 

WHAT DO I AS AN INTERN NEED TO PROVIDE:

  • Travel Arrangements

  • Appropriate clothing

  • Your own housing

HOW DO I APPLY:

  • Send or email a cover letter including an explanation of your previous experience, why you wish to intern for Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge and any future career goals.

Send your resume to:

Mailing address:

Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge Internship Program

C/O Mary Kindred

499 Bob-O-Link #3

Lexington, KY. 40503

NOTE:  Some of our best interns/volunteers have come to us with no previous experience. They did have a desire to help animals. Experience is preferred but we have great respect for individuals with compassion and drive. Apply!