Internship Opportunities

Piedmont Wildlife Center offers unique internship opportunities for high school students, college students and adults. The internships are direct, hands on experiences, giving you the opportunity to be of service in the community. Internships may focus on the areas of Wildlife Conservation, Education (Nature Mentoring), or Organizational Administration. Each Internship at Piedmont Wildlife Center is tailored according to your goals and interests. The internships are unpaid, however they offer excellent work study opportunities. Interns can attend any adult classes for free. Internship hours may apply towards graduate and undergraduate academic credit hours. Non-college students wishing to gain more experience in the field are also welcome and encouraged to apply for the Internship program.


Wildlife Conservation Internships

  • Check out our wildlife conservation FLYER.
  • Learn raptor handling and care.
  • Learn general animal handling procedures and care of snakes, turtles, bearded dragon, chickens and a dove. (Note: PWC has a very small collection of education animals).
  • Participate in an ongoing study on Eastern Box Turtle populations, including the use of radio telemetry.
  • Participate in conservation efforts including: constructing wildlife gardens, assembling and installing nest boxes, and participating in a biological inventory program (through use of trail cameras, observation, and a bioblitz).
  • Help coordinate Wildnet, a community based wildlife rehabilitation program.  NOTE: PWC does not rehabilitate wildlife.
  • Summer deadline: March 15.   Spring/Fall deadline: None
  • Commitment: 20 hrs/week, for 12 weeks (minimum requirements)
    For more information about or to apply to this internship, contact

Education Internships (Fall/Spring)

  • Practice educational program design and presentation
  • Explore tactics for developing an active learning environment. Observe teachers in the field, help present youth programs, receive feedback on teaching strategy and develop a collection of techniques to help with guiding nature mentoring experiences.
  • Explore Field Natural History. Recognize and understand wild flora and fauna in the field
  • Special attention can be given to individual topics by request.
  • For more information about this internship, contact

Summer Education Internships (PAID)

  • If you are interested in working with our Education Team but do not have experience working in the field with children, an internship may be right for you!
  • You must be 18 years of age, a high school graduate or older.
  • Positions will be filled on a rolling basis; application reviews begin in February and interviews will begin in early March.
  • Compensation is based on experience and ranges from $240 – $300 per week.
  • Commitment: ~40 hrs/week.
  • To apply, fill out the Google Form Application and email a cover letter and resume to

NonProfit Adminstration Internships

  • Event planning and coordination strategies
  • Development campaigns: Membership/fundraising strategies
  • Nonprofit management practices
  • Press relations and marketing
  • Networking and Outreach
  • Database management and design
  • For more information about this internship, contact


Send the following to the contact(s) listed below:

  • COVER LETTER–Make sure to include which types of internships interest you and what date you would like to begin

Wildlife Conservation Internship: E-mail:

Internship Program
Piedmont Wildlife Center
364 Leigh Farm Rd.
Durham, NC 27707

* ATTN: Internship Program