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2018 Internship Program Funding

Get in the holiday spirit with a donation to the 2018 Internship program. Since its inception, the Internship program has exploded in popularity. The program not only supports the NABC’s core mission of advancing the long-term survival of black bears, but offers hands-on experience to top-achieving college students. Interns learn bear care and bear behavior as well as research and presentation skills. In 2018 our goal is to fund nine interns at a stipend of $1500 each. Help us make this goal a reality! We thank you and our future interns thank you too.

Here's what our previous Interns had to say about their experience.

“My summer at the NABC was amazing I enjoyed every minute of it, having the opportunity to work closely with the four ambassador bears and learn from them about bear behaviours is an experience I will never forget. Being able to lead the tour groups and do the online broadcasts really boosted my confidence with public speaking. The staff at the bear center were all so friendly and helpful and I enjoyed working with them.”
By Alex, UK.

“My time as an intern at the North American Bear Center was absolutely amazing and a once in a lifetime experience. I learned so much, not only about bears and their care-taking, but other important leadership and speaking skills. The center is a wonderful environment filled with some of the best people and they make you feel like family. This experience has only benefitted me for the future because I have learned more about what direction I would like my career to focus on”. Overall it was fantastic!
By Elise, Georgia.

"Interning at the North American Bear Center was the greatest decision I’ve made as a college student. It taught me more in three months than any class ever has and it gave me the skills, connections, and confidence to launch a career once I graduate. The program is unlike any other type of internship and felt more like a dream adventure than a job. I would do it again in an instant."
By Morgan, Illinois

"The North American Bear Center is a wonderful place to work. As a second-year intern, I was so excited to come back, to see everyone and to get the chance to work with a new group of interns. During this internship, you get to learn how to make diets, a variety of enrichment toys and you learn so much animal behavior. The bears are such great teachers and every day is different. Interning at the bear center is by far one of the best decisions I have ever made. If you are looking for some great hands on experience, the bear center is defiantly the place for you."
By Jacqueline, Ohio

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