Take a walk on the wild side at Carolina Raptor Center's Raptor Trail.
Catch wonder by the tail with our formal and informal education programs. Children 3 to 93 will delight the science and natural history of 38 raptor species and how they have inspired human invention.
Staff and volunteers at this hidden hospital in the woods treats over 900 injured and orphaned birds a year – more than any other US raptor center. Over 70% are released back into the wild!
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Former Interns Jake Fowler and Muriah Bottemiller get ready for action! Photo by Mike McMahon.
Want experience working with kids, in non-profit management, rehabbing raptors or inspiring visitors?
Carolina Raptor Center offers internships throughout the year. We encourage college students to apply to these opportunities, especially if you are pursuing a career in biology or animal management. Pre-veterinary students or vet tech graduates are encouraged to apply to our rehabilitation internship. Elementary educators or students can gain specific experience working with kids and teaching to an environmental education curriculum written especially for our summer camp program.
Please note, all summer 2022 Avian Keeper and Rehabilitation internships have been filled!
Avian Keeper Interns participate in the day to day care of Carolina Raptor Center’s ambassador birds and conduct education programming.
Rehabilitation Interns work alongside our staff to provide medical care to the 800-1,000 raptors a year that visit our Raptor Medical Center. Available year round.
Dr. Jeffrey Thomas Equity Assistance Program
Carolina Raptor Center has a commitment to diversity and inclusivity by ensuring that students from underrepresented backgrounds have access to opportunities in the wildlife conservation industry. Please fill out the application below if you would like to apply for our Equity Assistance Program, which can cover the cost of housing for the duration of the Rehabilitation or Avian Keeper Internship. Note: This opportunity is unavailable for Avian Education Interns at this time.
Submit an Equity Assistance application HERE.