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2024 Summer Intern

Required Prerequisites: Must have flexible days/hours. Must have a clean driving record. Must be able to pass both a background check and drug screen.

American Eagle Foundation (AEF) is seeking driven, passionate, and conservation-minded university students or recent graduates to join our team for the upcoming summer months! The AEF internship program is a unique, hands-on learning experience.  As an intern at AEF, you will have the opportunity to work with our non-releasable avian ambassadors, working alongside staff to provide them with the highest quality husbandry, training, and education opportunities. Interns will have the opportunity to assist staff in providing educational programs.

Primary Focus/Location: 

Husbandry of Birds of Prey, Preparation and distribution of enrichment items, Proper handling of some species of raptors, Basic raptor training, Educational public interaction.

Applications are open from December 15, 2023 to January 21, 2024.

We will begin conducting interviews for our summer program in February.

Not currently accepting applications

Avian Care Specialist / Headquarters

Required Prerequisites: Must have flexible days / hours. Must have a clean driving record. Must be able to pass both a background check and drug screen.

Desired Job Prerequisites: We are looking for someone with an outgoing personality, prior bird handling experience is a plus, and prior public speaking / education for large to small audiences.

Primary Focus/Location: Raptor husbandry, education, and public interaction at AEF Headquarters.

To apply for our Avian Care Specialist / Headquarters Position
Not currently accepting applications

Avian Care Specialist / Wings of America

Required Prerequisites: Must have flexible days/hours. Must have a clean driving record. Must be able to pass both a background check and drug screen.

Desired Job Prerequisites: We are looking for someone with an outgoing personality, prior bird handling experience is a plus, and prior public speaking/education for large to small audiences.

Primary Focus/Location: Raptor husbandry, education, and public interaction at Dollywood.

To apply for our Avian Care Specialist / Wings of America Position
Not currently accepting applications

On-Site Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers help further the mission of the American Eagle Foundation. You MUST be a Sevier County/East Tennessee resident and be able to commit to a weekly or bimonthly volunteer schedule.

To apply to become an on-site volunteer at the AEF:

Online Volunteer Opportunities

To apply to become a Moderator or Remote Camera Operator for our Nest Cam Program:

To apply to become a Volunteer Video Creator for our Nest Cam Program (NEW!):

To apply to become a Volunteer Video Creator for our Nest Cam Program (NEW!):

Equal Opportunity Employer

The AEF does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin in any recruitment, training, hiring, discharge, promotion or any condition, term or privilege of employment.

The AEF bases its Volunteer, Intern and Employee decisions based on dedication, determination, skill, knowledge, vocational background, commitment, passion, and compatibility.