Back to Nature's Animal Care Internship Program (un-paid)
*If you are seeking School Credit, you must be a
UCF Biology Student, receive approval by Frank Logiudice
(Bio. Dept Advisor) as well as approval by Kelly Verduin
(BTN Intern Coordinator)
UN-accredited interns follow the same hours 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 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)
Our internship program is offered 3 times in a year, following the UCF college semester schedule. Spring Internship(Jan-April), Summer Internship(May-August), and Fall internship(August-December). Any volunteer hours obtained before or after this period, will not be included in the internship.
Approval is based upon space, proof of tetanus shot, age, and permission by refuge intern coordinator. A waiver and manual must be read and signed prior to start date. ALL UCF accredited internships must be approved first by Back To Nature's intern coordinator.
A set schedule weekly will be given, during the orientation, to fulfill your hour requirements throughout the internship.
*To inquire more about our internship programs, please come to the refuge and ask to speak with a staff member and to fill out an application
We are closed to the public on Mondays for visitation.