Job Postings

Animal Care Internships (multiple) – TEXAS


Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Closing Date
October 1, 2023

Must have graduated from college before starting internship! (Only exception is CAC internship)
Must be 21 years of age at the start of the internship!

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 four 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 and
4) Hoofstock Animal Care Internship

Candidates should have completed at least two years of college (for CAC internship) or completed a degree (for other internships) in an undergraduate program related to wildlife management, conservation biology or a related science degree. Previous internships are strongly recommended. 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.

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

Not specified.

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.

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