Internships at OWL


A total of twelve interns will be accepted into the program each semester. Intern candidates must be able to work independently with little supervision. They must be willing to commit to the internship for at least one semester and commit to the terms of agreement.

All interns are required to enroll for course credit and complete all necessary forms.

Program Requirements

Interns are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during the Spring and Fall programs and 30 hours per week during the Summer program. A variety of shifts are available and a variety of shifts may be required. Be prepared to coordinate your class and work schedules with your internship schedule.

In order to successfully complete the program interns must:

  • Complete 480 hours total time. This will include time working at the facility and in the general public fulfuilling intern requirements.
  • Demonstrate leadership. You must be able to assist volunteers in animal care and answer any questions about the animal care given once proper education and training has occurred.
  • Complete one major biology focused project. This is a project that will be a mutual decision between you, the director, and the animal care coordinator.
  • Complete a one page short essay to be printed in our OWL Newsletter. The subject matter will be something you learned, experienced, or an overall reflection of your internship.
  • Assist with one Public Education Event. Public Education events focus on educating the public about our organization, our Public Education birds, and generating revenue.
  • Assist the maintenance coordinator with one major project around the facility.
  • Attend a minimum of two monthly meetings. OWL monthly organizational meetings are held the first Wednesday evening of each month.
  • Complete evaluations. You will have one evaluation 60 days from the start of your internship, peer evaluations, and a final evaluation. The 60 day and final evaluations will be submitted to the sponsoring professor.


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A 501(c)3 Organization
FEIN #48-1078633
Contact Us:
23375 Guthrie Road
Linwood, KS 66052
Phone: (785) 542-3625
Fax: (785) 542-5114
Monday - Saturday
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