The Wilds Scholar Internship Program

Organization: The Wilds (AZA Member)
Location: Cumberland, Ohio, Country
Job or Internship: Internship

The Wilds Scholar Internship Program is a full-time (40 hours per week) 10-week intensive training program designed to mentor the professional growth of graduate and undergraduate students. This program couples 2 hours of classroom lecture per week with hands-on field training and intern ownership in a project offered through the Wilds.

Mentored directly by our research staff, undergraduate and graduate interns will be responsible for an independent study in one of four areas of emphasis: Restoration Ecology, Animal Management, Conservation Medicine, and Field Conservation. Motivated students will have the opportunity to contribute to research in professional venues and written contribution to peer-reviewed literature.

As a Wilds Scholar, you will be provided with office space, use of a full laboratory, and computer stations. Sitting within the Evan S. Blumer Conservation Science Training Center Field Station (CSTC) complex is four cabins, one of which is ADA-accessible. These cabins can provide housing for visiting interns and are located in close proximity to the offices and classrooms. The fee for the 10-week internship is $1,700.00 per intern and includes: • Lodging in our on-site cabins • On-site parking • Full access to our research center • Use of radios and CSTC gated entry • Pre-internship orientation • Mentoring in an independent research project. For additional information about the Wilds, please visit our web site at

Interested applicants should contact Joe Greathouse, Director of Conservation Science, at for further information.