Thank you for your interest in interning at the American Eagle Foundation! Internship applications are open to those who are currently enrolled in a college-level educational program.
Applications for the 2022 Summer Internship Program will be accepted between February 7th and March 1st, 2022 We encourage you to compose your answers in a separate document, compile your resume, and draft your cover letter prior to the submission start date.
American Eagle Foundation (AEF) is seeking driven, passionate, and conservation-minded university students and recent graduates to join our team for the upcoming summer months. The AEF internship program is a unique, hands-on learning experience. As an intern at AEF, you will have the opportunity to work with our non-releasable avian ambassadors, working alongside staff to provide them with the highest quality husbandry, training, and enrichment opportunities. Interns may also have the opportunity to assist staff in providing educational programs, both locally in our community and at Dollywood.
Examples of tasks you may be learning include:
· Preparing avian diets
· Cleaning, disinfecting, and repairing enclosures
· Preparation and distribution of enrichment items
· Care of birds of prey in a rehabilitation setting
· Proper handling of some species of raptors
· Basic raptor training.
Once your application is received by our staff committee we may contact you to set up an interview.
Final decisions will be made by End of March.
Best of luck! We look forward to receiving your application!