New England Wildlife Center
Preserving New England's Wild Legacy
Internship Requirements

1. You must be at least 17 years old.

2.   You must have insurance.
(If you have no insurance we will be unable to consider you for an internship.)

3.   You must provide proof of being vaccinated for Rabies.
(Rabies vaccinations are not required to apply for the internship but, if you are accepted into the program, the series of shots must be completed prior to your start date)

4.    You must provide proof of being vaccinated for Tetanus.
(Tetanus vaccinations are not required to apply for the internship but, if accepted into the program, you must receive the shot before your start date)

Paperwork to be submitted when applying:

All of the following can be submitted either by mail or fax. All paperwork must be submitted together as one packet

  • Application
  • 1 copy of your current resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation (written by current professors, former professors/teachers, former/current employers)

Mailing Address:

Internship Coordinator
New England Wildlife Center
500 Columbian Street
South Weymouth, MA 02190

Fax: 781-682-4872





53 Comments to “Internship Requirements”

  1. Keaton says:

    My name is Keaton Schrank, and I was accepted as an intern a while ago. I saw in another post that someone else had not heard back and I am having that same problem. I have tried both emailing and calling and neither have yielded a response. I am leaving next week, so I am getting a bit nervous.

    • Katrina Bergman says:

      Hi Keaton, if you were already accepted then you should be fine, all information you need will be provided. The orientation packet should go out to you before you arrive, but if it doesn’t reach you for some reason you will be given it on your first day and anything you need to know will be explained to you.

  2. Helen says:

    Have the orientation packets been emailed out to interns yet?

  3. Chandika says:

    Hi there
    I am a qualified vet from india graduated in 2012. I have decided to pursue my dream and gain some experience as a wildlife veterinarian. I am quite keen to take this program. Is it possible? If yes then I will right away apply for it!! Waiting for your response!!

  4. Susan says:

    I am a prospective veterinary student and am looking to gain more experience. However, I graduated May 2013 so I was wondering if I would still be eligible for the program? Do you offer housing assistance?

  5. Katherine Peña says:

    To do the practice in the center. do i need a certain type of visa?
    Thanks for your answer

  6. Kirstin Kirchhoff says:

    I am wondering if you do internships for Mount Ida College students?

    • Katrina Bergman says:

      Hi Kristen, I also just replied on facebook. :) Yes. There is information on this website and an application. You can also talk with Mt. Ida instructor Terrance Washington or Intern Coordinator Tracy Blaze. Have a great weekend.

  7. Alyssa Nelson says:

    Hi my name is Alyssa. I am a senior student at Becker College. I am studying lab animal research and veterinary science. My main goal is to work with wildlife. I find wildlife so fascinating compared to just dogs and cats. I was wondering if you offer any paid internships? If not, how often do you seek employment?

    • Katrina Bergman says:

      Hi Alyssa, Unfortunately we cannot afford to offer paid internships. I wish we could. Usually the technicians/animal care workers that we hire come from our pool of students that have interned for us. We aren’t hiring right now. Sorry I don’t have better news for you but you are welcome to apply for an internship if you are able. Have a good night.

  8. Alicia says:

    I am currently enrolled at Roger Williams and was hoping to intern during my spring semester, is interning for only one day out of the week okay or is there a required amount of hours? Thanks

  9. Jessica Hien says:

    Can letters of recommedation only come from professonal references like professors and employers or can they also be personal references.

  10. Katherine Peña says:

    Hello, it´s me again. I already have all my papers done, and the e mail that you gave to me, doesn´t get my messages. what can i do? it´s there and alternative e mail? Thanks for your patience and your answer

  11. Alice Lam says:

    Hi New England Wildlife Center,
    I was wondering how competitive the internships in the winter, spring, and fall were (Acceptance rate)? How much harder is it to get an internship during the summer?

    • Jack Banagis says:

      Hey Alice,

      Summertime is when we receive the most applicants, and therefore only about 1/3 of summer time applicants get accepted into the program. As for fall and winter time internships, if you are qualified you will normally be accepted in. Hope that answered your question, We wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.


  12. Katherine P says:

    Hello, i’m going to apply for the internship and i don’t have an insurance yet, i already find how to have it if i get accepted, what can i do about this matter?

  13. Jr-Shiuan (Julie) Yang says:

    Hello, I sent an application packet to apply for the fall internship position during mid-June. I’d like to know if the packet reached your center, and when the decision will be made. Thanks a lot!

  14. Erin Donahue says:

    Hello I’m a graduate of Northshore Community College. I graduated in the veterinary technician program class 2011. I did some work in a small animal clinic, but never felt that’s where I belonged. I have always been interested in wildlife and would love to take my education in the wildlife direction. I have detoured from this field since, but really want to get back in it and begin a career in this field where I can truly be happy and be proud of my work. I currently work full time right now, and wanted a little more information on an internship with you. Since I need to work, I am less flexible then a student. Is there still a way to get involved and jump start this route for myself??
    Thanks so much,
    Erin D

    • Jack Banagis says:

      Hi Erin – We take interns year round and can create a schedule that suits your needs. It is great to see you rekindling your passion for wildlife. We invite you to take a look at our internship application and relevant information on this website. Just as a reminder, You are able to put in times or availability within the application itself and if they work with our needs than that is awesome. We hope to hear from you soon, best of luck.

  15. Laura says:

    I am a current DVM student finishing up my first year. I am interested in wildlife medicine and before starting veterinary school I volunteered at a wildlife rehab for a couple of years. I had a great experience there, but I would have liked to have seen more medicine. I was thinking of applying for your internship next summer. Is your program more geared toward undergrad students, or would his also be appropriate for a current veterinary student?

  16. Shanice says:

    Hi, I am very interested in the internship opportunity that you guys are offering, however I do not live anywhere near your center so I was wondering if there is any housing provided for this internship?

    • Katrina Bergman says:

      Hi Shanice, Yes we do have housing. Best thing to do is email Dr. Rob at and look at the info about the internship on this website. Hope to see you soon. :)

    • Dr. Adamski says:


      Hello. Please take a look at the internship section on our website. It should answer most of your questions. Should you have any further questions or concerns please email me at I look forward to reviewing your application. All the best. SEEYA!

      Dr. Adamski

  17. Sammy says:

    If I’m applying for a summer internship position, but would also like to be considered for the winter if I cannot be given a summer position, should I just fill in the winter dates/hours that I would prefer on the application as well as the summer ones in the spot that it asks?

    • Katrina Bergman says:

      Hi Sammy, Best bet is to email Dr. Rob directly at He responds quickly. We always need folks in the winter for sure, but he’s the one you should connect with. I will let him know about your request too. Hope to see you soon!

    • Dr. Adamski says:


      Hello. Yes, please write down any dates you are willing and available to perform an internship to allow us the greatest flexibility regarding your application. There is competition for the limited slots so greater flexibility has the possibility to improve your chances of being selected. Please email me directly at “” with any further questions. I look forward to reviewing your application. Happy holidays. SEEYA!

      Dr. Adamski

  18. Jaime Simmons says:


    I am currently a freshman on the pre-vet track at UVM. I am trying to gain some legitimate experience with animals and will be home winter break which is December 15 to January 13th. I also live less than 15 minutes away. Is there an intership position available for this time (I know they are supposed to be 5 weeks, but I will only be home for 4) or would I be better off volunteering?

    • Katrina Bergman says:

      Hi Jaime, Thanks so much for your interest in the center. I’m sure we can figure something out. Best thing to do is to email Dr. Rob at Hope to see you soon.

      • Dr. Adamski says:


        Hello. Please complete an application and consider hand-carrying it in to us here at the center, since your time is limited. This will help us expedite the process. You can find the application on-line. Due to the late notice we might have to schedule something for the future (e.g. Spring Break or Summer or next Christmas holiday for example…) I would be pleased to consider your application for an internship. Please email me directly at “” should you have any further questions or concerns. All the best. Happy Holidays! SEEYA!

        Dr. Adamski

  19. Polina Bulgakova says:

    Hello. I am an undergraduate Animal Sciences Student at UMass Amherst, and am really interested in your internship program at the Wildlife Center. I noticed that recommendations are a requirement for an application. I am part of a goat management program on campus where we partake in a lot of hands-on experience, which includes medical procedures like drawing blood, giving injections, ultra sounding, AI, tubing and assistance within the kidding process, along with regular farm management procedures such as diet, BCS, hoof trimming, wights, etc. Those that teach the program are also students and not professors themselves, although they have had extensive experience in research and pre-veterinary studies. This is my second year being involved with this program, therefore I was wondering if the president of the goat management club would be a reputable source for a recommendation, being a student herself, not a professor?

    There is a veterinary professor that overlooks this program, however, due to myself currently apprenticing under the student officers, I feel that a recommendation from one of them would be a more accurate assessment of my involvement, work ethic, and abilities.

  20. Ayla Cainas says:

    I’m sure this would be an incredible opportunity. Keeping this in mind for next year. I would love to spend some time at your facility!

  21. van thof says:

    Is there rolling admissions throughout the year? If I am applying for the summer, when should I send in my app?


  22. hassan says:

    is this open for overseas students?

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