Job Postings

Animal Care Internships (multiple)


Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (Glen Rose, Texas)

Closing Date
June 1, 2018

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is an 1,800 acre non-profit conservation center that specializes in captive breeding programs for species of peril. We at Fossil Rim would like to share the experience through the intern training program.

There are five intern positions currently available within Fossil Rim’s Animal Care Department:
1) Whitfield Collins Carnivore Internship;
2) Children’s Animal Center Internship;
3) Rhino Internship;
4) Behavior Research – Hoofstock Internship and
5) Prairie Grouse Conservation Internship (late March / early April through July / August; April 1st deadline)

Candidates should have completed at least two years of an undergraduate or graduate program related to wildlife management, conservation biology or a related science degree. They must also have a valid driver’s license. Interns will gain practical experience caring for captive wildlife. Experiences include feeding, cleaning, endangered species management, chemical immobilization, record-keeping and many other related activities.


Semester times are:
SPRING- (January– May) deadline for applications is October 1;
SUMMER- (May-August) deadline is March 1;
FALL- (September–December) deadline is June 1.

Education and Pre-requisites

Not specified.

Compensation and benefits

A $300/month stipend (for expenses) and free on-site housing are provided.

Application instructions

Please send a cover letter, résumé, include the name of the internship and the semester you are applying for, and contact information for 3 professional references to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center; Attn: Intern Coordinator; 2155 County Road 2008; Glen Rose, TX 76043 or fax to 254-870-3124. For more information on each internship, please visit our website at