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Internships that Allow Direct/Open Contact with Wolves, Coyotes, or Other Wild Dogs  

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caninesrock
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Hi, now that I'm officially back in college  and will be eligible for internships in the near future,  I was wondering if y'all could give me suggestions on zoos, sanctuaries, wildlife park, etc. that allow you to have direct/ unprotected/open contact with medium to large canid species such as wolves, coyotes, foxes (not very large, but still canids none-the-less), dingoes, etc.?

 

The ones I found so far are:

 

Wolf Mountain Nature Center

http://www.thewolfmountainnaturecenter.org/volunteerintern.html

(in New York)

Unfortunately, there is no stipend since its unpaid. They do provide housing though.

They have Gray Wolves, Eastern Coyotes(Coywolves),  and Arctic Foxes.

 

Wolf Park

(in Indiana)

http://wolfpark.org/education/internships/

They also offer housing but no stipend and they charge YOU to do the internship. :/  Other than that it seems really cool though.

They have Gray Wolves, 1 Gray Fox, and 2 Red foxes currently.

 

Sea Crest Wolf Preserve

(in Florida)

https://www.seacrestwolfpreserve.org/volunteer

 I would love to intern here but it seems they only have short term volunteer positions. Good for people who live in Florida already nearby, but unfortunately not good

for someone from another state to move since it seems to be volunteer only with no housing, stipend, pay, etc. provided.

 

They have wolves, a coyote (although apparently not a very social one), Red Foxes, and Gray Foxes.

 

Wild Wolf Spirit

https://wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org/

 

(in New Mexico)

 

Stipend of $300-400 a month with on-site housing.

 

They have  wolfdogs of low, mid, and high content, a pack of pure arctic wolves, possible malamute x shepherd mix breed dogs with no wolf content, Australian dingoes, New Guinea Singing Dogs, coyotes, and red foxes.

Looks the most promising.

 

Other places that have species I'm interested in interning with but don't or probably don't offer direct contact with the animals:

Minnesota Zoo

(in Minnesota)

http://mnzoo.org/internships/

Only zoo in the country that offers an opportunity to intern with dholes.  They also have gray wolves and coyotes.

https://mnzoo.org/internships/northern-trail-internship-2/

 

https://mnzoo.org/internships/minnesotatropics-mammals/

 

Endangered Wolf Center

https://www.endangeredwolfcenter.org/blog/animal-keeper-intern/

https://www.endangeredwolfcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/EWC_Animal_Care_Internships.pdf

(in Missouri)

They have Mexican Gray Wolves, Red Wolves, Maned Wolves, African Wild Dogs, Swift Foxes, a Fennec Fox, and an Arctic Fox.

 

And some actually in Texas:

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

https://fossilrim.org/career-internships/

 

They want you to be 3 years into your degree already though so I can't do this one until later.

They have Mexican Gray Wolves, Red Wolves, and Maned Wolves.

 

Fort Worth Zoo

https://www.fortworthzoo.org/careers

Not much options for internships currently but maybe more will be offered in the future.

They have Coyotes, Red Wolves, and Swift Foxes.

 

Animal World and Snake Farm

https://www.awsfzoo.com/

Couldn't find anything about interships on their website, but did find this blog by a guy who interned there before:

https://anthropologyinternships.wp.txstate.edu/2013/12/01/andrew-duong-animal-world-and-snake-farm-zoo/

May be allowed to work directly with the Fennec Fox but not allowed to work directly with wolves or hyenas according to the previous intern's blog post it seems.

 

They have Gray Wolves, Fennec Foxes ,and Spotted Hyenas (yes, I know they are not canines, but am interested in working with hyenas too as well as canines).

 

 

 

 

Exotic Wishlist: high content wolfdog or wolf,Coyote or Coydog, Black-backed Jackal, New Guinea Singing Dog, Red Fox

Domestic Wishlist: dogs, ferrets,

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Posted : April 18, 2020 12:27 am
caninesrock
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Plumpton Park Zoo

(in Maryland)

https://plumptonparkzoo.org/internships/

Another place to intern that has Black-backed jackals, Arctic Wolves, Timber Wolves,  Arctic foxes,  and Silver Foxes.

 

It's the only place I know of in the US that has Black-backed Jackals.

 

 

Exotic Wishlist: high content wolfdog or wolf,Coyote or Coydog, Black-backed Jackal, New Guinea Singing Dog, Red Fox

Domestic Wishlist: dogs, ferrets,

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Posted : April 21, 2020 12:14 am
caninesrock
Noble Member

I found two more potential volunteer places although I don't think they allow contact with animals:

North Carolina

https://wildwnc.org/meet-our-animals/

 

They have Red Wolves, Coyotes, Gray Wolves, Gray Foxes, and Red Foxes.

 

North Carolina also

Animal Park at Conservators Center

https://animalparknc.org/about/residents/

 

Gray Wolf, Coyote, Dingo,  New Guinea Singing Dog, Fennec Fox, Arctic fox

Exotic Wishlist: high content wolfdog or wolf,Coyote or Coydog, Black-backed Jackal, New Guinea Singing Dog, Red Fox

Domestic Wishlist: dogs, ferrets,

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Posted : May 6, 2020 11:17 pm
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