SANIBEL, Fla. (August 9, 2022) – Alyssa Amundson has joined the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) as its newest Conservation Education and Marketing Intern. Her six-month internship began on June 1.


Amundson, who grew up in Vancouver, Washington, received her Bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Washington State University in May.


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. Amundson will learn about CROW on an organizational level and apply the information through public speaking engagements and outreach events. She will also learn about the impact of communication through social media outlets and community partnerships with local newspaper and media companies.


“I am hoping to gain experience and develop different skills such as public speaking, social media and website management, general wildlife husbandry, and public education,” says Amundson. “I really love this internship because of what it has to offer- learning about Florida wildlife in contrast to the wildlife where I’m originally from.”


Amundson engages 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 education.


“I would like to do something involving conservation education. I think it is important for people to be aware of what is happening to the environment around them and I would like to make a difference in helping spread awareness.”


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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 If you find an animal that is in need of help, call (239) 472-3644 ext. #222.