Citizen Science Volunteer

People have long been fascinated by the Amazon Rainforest. However, working or spending long periods in this amazing environment is not possible for many people. Our Citizen Science Volunteer program provides people from all walks of life the opportunity to experience the beauty and incredible diversity of this natural wonder of the world in an active way while helping one of our wildlife research teams. This unique experience of working alongside professional conservation biologists for a short period of time (3, 5, 7 or 10 days) will leave lasting memories and generate a stronger connection to a natural place than would say a regular tourism experience or organized tour.

Wildlife Conservation Internship – Durham, NC

Piedmont Wildlife Center’s Wildlife Conservation Internship is geared towards individuals who are interested in conservation research, education, and working with an environmental non-profit. Interns will learn to:

-Care for and safely handle educational reptiles, mammals, birds (including raptors), and more.

-Study eastern box turtle populations by collecting data for our mark-recapture and radio telemetry study.

-Assist with Triangle Turtle Trekkers, our citizen science box turtle project.

-Assist with on-site and off-site Conservation Education programs with live animals.

-Assist with daily maintenance tasks including answering phones, cleaning the office, taking out trash, etc.

-Participate in other non-profit activities including fundraising, event coordination, volunteer management, and more.

This internship is unpaid and part-time (20 hours/week) for a minimum of 12 weeks. Most hours occur during normal business hours, though occasional weekend work is available.

No experience or specific degree required. Opportunity open to all those 18 and older. To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and one letter of recommendation to by January 15th for the spring semester.