This practicum is designed for students to gain experience in potential fields of future employment working with animals. Students will apply knowledge from previous coursework in Applied Animal Biology to careers in wildlife rehabilitation, animal shelter management, research and farm animal management.
- Download: APBI 496 course syllabus [PDF]
In addition to the practicum opportunities described below, students are encouraged to seek and develop practicum opportunities at other local animal shelters where supervisory support is available on-site. For example, a previous student created a practicum at WAGS, Whistler, following a volunteer experience with the organization. If a local shelter is willing to take on mentorship of a student, please contact Sara Dubois to discuss the practicum learning objectives.
Summer 2017 APBI 496 practicums at Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre are now open for applications. This terrific hands-on 400 hour experience qualifies for APBI 496B (6) credits.
7 summer positions available from June 18 - Aug 27 - APPLICATION DEADLINE FEB 25.
For details on how to apply, click here.
Spring and Summer Practicums at BC SPCA’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) are now open for applications. Practicums are available for the following two month full-time placements; March - April (limited availability - applications due Feb 1 2017), May - June (Applications due March 1, 2017), July - August (Applications due March 1, 2017), and September - October (Applications due March 1, 2017).
This incredible hands-on 400 hour experience qualifies for APBI 496B (6) credits, but can also be done as just a volunteer opportunity if students have already graduated.
For details on how to apply, go to http://www.spca.bc.ca/branches/wild-arc/volunteer/wild-arc-practicums.html.