Internships

Gain invaluable experience Interning at our busy wildlife hospital in Co. Meath.

WRI’s Wildlife Hospital, the only dedicated wildlife hospital in Ireland, is currently offering full-time internships. Get hands-on experience in wildlife rehabilitation, develop knowledge, apply practical skills, meet like-minded people, and have tons of fun doing it!  WRI provides people with a place to bring native wildlife struggling to survive with the goal of releasing healthy individuals back to nature.  We currently have two Internship roles available at the Wildlife Hospital. Preference will be given to applicants with previous roles in or work experience in wildlife rehabilitation.

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Animal Handler

The successful applicant will ideally have a degree or equivalent experience in the area of Veterinary, Biology, Zoology, or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants with previous roles in or work experience in wildlife rehabilitation.

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Wildlife Vet Nurse

The veterinary nurse is responsible for the daily medical care of wildlife patients, including critical care, anaesthesia, examinations, wound care, physical therapy, necropsies, feeding plans, and species-specific husbandry, among other responsibilities.

 
 

Find out what our amazing past interns have to say about the WRI intern programme

Testimonials

Find out what our amazing past interns have to say about the WRI intern programme

Testimonials

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“This internship was probably the best thing I’ve ever done, I learned so much about wildlife, teamwork and hard work. Working towards a common goal with amazing people for amazing animals was incredibly rewarding and I cannot recommend it enough to anyone with an interest in animals and conservation. It will change your life!”

Anne Murphy | WRI Intern Mar - Aug 2021

With each new day at the hospital comes the opportunity to learn something inspiring. These unique learning opportunities are available to all who seek to expand their understanding of Irish wildlife. That being said, it is up to the individual to grasp such learning opportunities with both hands and fully submerse themselves in the experience.

Alan Yuen | WRI Intern May - Aug 2021

 "The experience I gained at WRI is incomparable to anything I could have ever learned through a textbook. It was a  privilege to be able to work hands-on with a range of Irish wildlife."

Ciara Duggan |
WRI Intern July - Aug 2021

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As a vet I’m often presented with wildlife cases. I decided to start locuming for WRI in order to get more experience that is useful on my every day basis work. The range of species treated at WRI is very vast and I enjoy every single shift there - you never know what you will be treating next!

Martha - WRI Intern/Vet

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“This internship was probably the best thing I’ve ever done, I learned so much about wildlife, teamwork and hard work. Working towards a common goal with amazing people for amazing animals was incredibly rewarding and I cannot recommend it enough to anyone with an interest in animals and conservation. It will change your life!”

Anne Murphy | WRI Intern Mar - Aug 2021

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“This internship was probably the best thing I’ve ever done, I learned so much about wildlife, teamwork and hard work. Working towards a common goal with amazing people for amazing animals was incredibly rewarding and I cannot recommend it enough to anyone with an interest in animals and conservation. It will change your life!”

Anne Murphy | WRI Intern May - Sept 2021