Back to Nature's Animal Care Internship Program (un-paid)
*If you are seeking School Credit, you must be a
UCF Biology Student (via Frank Logiudice) or visit
the Experiential Learning Dept (via Chinyen Chuo)
AND receive approval by (Kelly Verduin) BTN Intern Coordinator
UN-accredited or Non-student interns
follow the same hours, rules and schedule.
Spring/Fall Internship (15 week period):
97.5 hour requirement, Beginning level, or one credit hour (6.5hrs/wk)
187.5 hour requirement, Intermediate level, or 2 credit hours (12.5hrs/wk)
277.5 hour requirement, Advanced level, or 3 credit hours (18.5hrs/wk)
ALL Spring and Fall Shifts are 9am-3:30pm
Summer Internship (13 week period):
84.5 hour requirement, Beginning level, or one credit hour (6.5hrs/wk)
162.5 hour requirement, Intermediate level, or 2 credit hours (12.5hrs/wk)
240.5 hour requirement, Advanced level, or 3 credit hours (18.5hrs/wk)
Summer Availability Must Include: Some Morning, Afternoon, and/or Late Night shifts.
Our internship program is currently offered 3 times a year (following the UCF college semester schedule). Spring Internship (Jan-April), Summer Internship (May-August), and Fall internship (August-December). Any additional/volunteer hours obtained before or after this period, will not be included in the internship.
A mandatory orientation takes place the Saturday before the first day of the internship. (BTN’s weekly schedule is Sunday-Saturday)
Approval is based upon space, proof of recent tetanus shot, age (over 18), and permission by the BTN intern coordinator. A waiver and manual must be read and signed prior to start date. ALL UCF accredited internships must be approved by Back To Nature's intern coordinator as well as by the Bio. Dept. Advisor or Experiental Learning Dept. Coordinator.
A strict, set schedule will be given during the mandatory orientation, to fulfill your hour requirements throughout the internship.
*To inquire more about our internship program or to
schedule an appointment to meet with the intern coordinator,
PLEASE EMAIL: kelly@BTNwildlife.org