Internships and Service Learning Projects 2017-06-21T08:17:43+00:00

Internship Opportunities

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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

  • Learn raptor & general animal handling & care procedures.
  • Study Eastern Box Turtle populations.
  • Constructing wildlife gardens, assembling nest boxes, & participating in biological inventory program
  • Help coordinate Wildnet.

Summer deadline: March 15 (20 hrs/week, for 12 weeks)
Check out our wildlife conservation flyer.

For more information contact

Education Internships

  • Practice educational program design and presentation
  • Explore tactics & obeserve professionals in the field for developing an active learning environment.
  • 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

Nonprofit Administration 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

How To Apply?

Send us your:

  • Cover Letter (with type of internship)
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer internships available.



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

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Service Learning Projects

Interested in volunteering for Piedmont Wildlife Center through a service learning project? Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:


Choose a project that benefits the environment in some way.


If you have a specific deadline, make sure your project can be completed by the deadline.


Make sure you have the resources
(money, supplies, people)
to complete your project.

Bird’s Nest Project Idea

  • Make brown-headed nuthatch boxes and place in a local park (with permission).
  • Clean-up litter on roadways, your neighborhood, or in parks.
  • Make DIY bird-feeders and place in your backyard to promote healthy wildlife habitat.
  • Remove invasive plants and plant native plants in your yard, neighborhood, or park.
  • Create outdoor educational signs to educate others on our natural resources.

Eagle Project Ideas (Large Project):

  • Make outdoor enclosures for PWC’s wildlife ambassadors.
  • Help maintain or modify the bridges on our trails.
  • Remove invasive species and replace with native plants that are good substitutes.
  • Artistic? Create outdoor educational signs for wildlife ambassadors and native plants.

Have ideas in mind?

Contact Sara Steffen