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Pittsburgh’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Internship

Applications are now open for an internship opportunity with Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. As the second largest rehabilitation center in Pennsylvania, they admit over 4,000 animals of over 150 different native PA species annually and hold over 20 state and federal permits.  

The internship program is designed for students studying biology or environmental sciences, as well as those interested in veterinary medicine. Students will be provided with a well-rounded program in which they will have the opportunity to observe and assist Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators and Wildlife Veterinarian with examinations, treatments, and medication distribution. Daily work will be heavily focused on animal husbandry, supportive care, and general preparation for releasing healthy animals to their native habitats.  

 No two days are alike, so to ensure each student is getting the most out of their time at our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, small curriculum with assignments due every two weeks for the duration of the internship are provided.  

While previous experience is a bonus, this program is also great for entry-level students. The practical experiences gained will help round out your student’s education and assist them in their future careers.   


Internship Program Details 

View all details on the website,  

Submit application, resume, and cover letter to Annie Beliles ( or via mail:  

Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh Wildlife Rehabilitation Center 

Attn: Annie Beliles 

6000 Verona Road, Verona PA 15147 


Summer Internship: Applications received from March 1st - April 1st  

·                     20-25 hours per week, 15-week commitment 

·                     Start Dates: May 1st - 15th  

·                     End Dates: August 15th - 31st 


About HARP 

Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh is one of the largest animal welfare organizations in Pennsylvania, providing services to tens of thousands of animals each year at our two shelters and wildlife rehabilitation center. Formed in 2017, Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh is the result of a merger between the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (established in 1909) and Western Pennsylvania Humane Society (established in 1874), each with independently rich histories of serving our community’s animals in need. Our new organization continues the legacies of our predecessors with the task of providing enhanced services to domestic and wild animals alike, while bringing greater efficiency in animal care processes, staff training, and cutting-edge practices to one cohesive organization.