– Brittney Auchmuty has joined the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) as its newest Conservation Education and Marketing Intern. The six-month internship began on June 1.
Auchmuty, who grew up in Homestead, Florida, received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Organismal Biology and Ecology from Florida Gulf Coast University this spring. Auchmuty previously worked as a volunteer assisting CROW’s rehabilitation team with laundry, animal husbandry, and gopher tortoise grazing.
The Conservation Education & Marketing Internship is a six-month program designed for those interested in pursuing careers in environmental conservation, communication or other related fields. Interns learn about CROW on an organizational level and apply the information through public speaking engagements and outreach events. They also learn about the impact of communication through social media outlets and community partnerships with local newspaper and media companies.
“I’m hoping to gain as much experience and knowledge on wildlife conservation and rehabilitation as I can,” says Auchmuty. “I am also really looking forward to getting to know and work with the Animal Ambassadors.”
Auchmuty will be engaging with visitors to the Education Center and events along with helping develop content for CROW’s social media pages, website, and news stories. Her aspirations extend beyond the internship into helping wildlife through conservation.
“After my internship, I plan to work as an environmental and marine consultant,” she says. “Florida is growing in population and development everyday and this work is important to ensuring our wildlife and environment is protected and preserved.”
If you would like to learn more about internships and externships offered at CROW, please visit www.CROWClinic.org/articles.student-programs.
About Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)
Established in 1968, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a teaching hospital saving the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond. Through state-of-the-art veterinary care, public education programs and an engaging visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and our animals through wildlife medicine. For more information, or to plan your visit, go to www.crowclinic.org. If you find an animal that is in need of help, call (239) 472-3644 ext. #222.