Job Postings

Animal Care Internships (multiple) – TEXAS


Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Closing Date
March 1, 2021

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 (CAC) Internship;
3) Rhino Internship;
4) Hoofstock Animal Care Internship and
5) Prairie Grouse Conservation Internship (late March / early April through July / August; March 1st deadline and interns selected on a rolling basis)


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.

International students must have a J1 or B1 visa before arrival. Fossil Rim will not sponsor or assist with the visa process. Interns cannot come on a visiting visa.

Education and Pre-requisites

Candidates should have completed at least two years (CAC) or three years (other internships) 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.

Compensation and benefits

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

Application instructions

Please apply through our website. WE DO NOT accept applications via email. Click the “Apply for this Position” button, fill out the form, upload the required documents, and click the “Submit Application” button. We require a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for 3 professional references. Please specify which season you are applying for.

If you prefer to send your application by mail, the address is: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center; Attn: Intern Coordinator; 2155 County Road 2008; Glen Rose, TX 76043. You may also fax an application to 254-870-3124.

For more information on each internship and to apply, please visit our website at