Carolina Tiger Rescue, formerly the Carnivore Preservation Trust, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

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Carolina Tiger Rescue offers a structured internship for college students and other pre-professionals. Carolina Tiger Rescue does not currently offer paid internships and cannot provide housing.

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and complete an application and interview process.

All 2015 Animal Care Summer Internships have been filled

Animal Care Internships

Carolina Tiger Rescue's animal care internships are a minimum of 192 hours (24 per week over 8 weeks), including:

  • Feeding/Watering
  • Compound Maintenance (cage repair/construction, lawn care, etc.)
  • Cage Cleaning
  • Animal Enrichment
  • Informal Classes (animal care, physical/chemical restraint, etc.)
  • Veterinary care

Requirements during internship

  • Complete an intern project
  • Meet with mentor once a week
  • Keep a daily journal

* Every effort is made to allow each intern to observe veterinary procedures; however, due to their "as needed" nature it is not always possible.

Complete the 2015 Animal Care Intern Application and return to:

Carolina Tiger Rescue
c/o Kathryn Bertok
1940 Hanks Chapel Rd.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

If you have questions regarding animal care internships, email Kathryn Bertok