Receive Hands-on Field Experience at Florida's leading Wild Bird Rehabilitation Facility

Do you want to intern at Florida’s leading wild bird rehabilitation facility? Whether you are studying environment, ecology, avian medicine, veterinarian medicine, wildlife rehabilitation, wildlife biology, Zoology, and /or wildlife conservation, the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary’s student internship program is an exciting, rewarding, and educational way to gain much needed field experience.

As an intern in Seaside’s program, students will assist Seaside’s experienced staff members in the day-to-day care of hundreds of sick and injured birds. In doing so, all hours that an intern earns will be recorded by Seaside to go towards the student’s internship hour requirements. Once completed, Seaside management will provide any and all reviews, recommendations, and references needed by the intern.

Student Internship Program Requirements:

  • Applicants should posses a mature, professional, and responsible attitude at all times.
  • Applicants must be willing to undergo a general background check.
  • Applicants must posses a valid state issued drivers license, state issued ID, or U.S. passport.
  • Aapplicants must posses a valid state issued drivers license, state issued ID, or U.S. passport.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must be willing to commit to a dependable schedule.
  • Applicants must sign a confidentiality agreement and Sanctuary release form releasing the Sanctuary of any responsibility for injury or illness.
  • Applicants must abide by Seaside's dress code which includes no tank tops, no midriff tops, no cut-off shorts or shorts that are too short in length, no open-toed shoes, and no clothing with offensive words or pictures.
  • Children and/or all other persons other then the enrolled intern are not permitted to accompany you during your scheduled work time. Your work as an intern is important and requires your undivided attention.

*An interns enrollment and tenure in the internship program can be reevaluated and/or terminated at the discretion of Seaside Management at any time due to performance or attitude.

*The Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is a drug and alcohol free workplace.


Download Student Internship Program Application

Signup to become an intern at the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary by downloading and filling out the internship program application and returning it, along with your I.D. and school documents, to the Sanctuary's giftshop Tuesdays - Saturday between the hours of 9:00am - 3:00pm.

Internship Application (pdf)


Have questions about Seaside's Student Internship Program? Contact Seaside's Volunteer Coordinator: