Start Your Career With Us
Fossil Rim invests in the future by providing formalized training to foster talented young people into the professions of wildlife conservation and education, veterinary medicine and the care of husbandry and wildlife. Many of our dedicated, intelligent and hardworking Fossil Rim interns go on to work in zoological, wildlife and conservation fields. Providing quality hands-on conservation training is one of the efforts of which Fossil Rim is most proud.
Types of Internships
We offer several types of internships. Detailed descriptions of each can be found here. Interns generally train five days a week and have two days off. Days off are typically weekdays.
Seasons and Application Deadlines
Many of our internships are available in the spring, summer, and fall. Start and end dates are typically flexible depending on school schedules and outgoing and incoming interns’ availability. For internships offered three times per year, the seasons and deadlines are as follows:
International students must have a J1 or B1 visa before arrival. Fossil Rim will not sponsor or assist with the visa process. Interns cannot come on a visiting visa.
Stipend and Housing
A $300-per-month stipend (for expenses) and free onsite housing are provided. If required, transportation to and from training area will be provided.
Housing includes a bedroom (single or double occupancy), shared bathroom and common area, shared kitchen with basic supplies (pots, pans, dishes, silverware), and utilities. Interns are required to supply all of their food, towels, sheets, pillows, and personal items.