Where Are They Now: Elise Bajtka

Former intern Elise Bajtka paid a visit to Bird Rescue’s Los Angeles wildlife center on Wednesday, June 29, more than 10 years since she completed her internship. She spent her entire summer of 2011 learning how to rehabilitate oiled, injured, and orphaned birds. Today, she lives in Traverse City, Michigan, where she continues to work … Read more

Intern Helps Make Sense of Re-encounter Data From Previously Released Birds

Thanks to a generous grant from the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (HCBF), International Bird Rescue (Bird Rescue) offers academic internships that provide learning opportunities for Southern California students and a more detailed research findings of wildlife rescue for the scientific community. One recent intern was Andrew Zhu, a Palos Verdes Peninsula High School junior, who … Read more

Meet Talia: A Bird Rescue Intern Making A Difference

We are pleased to honor Talia Baddour, above, a recent intern at International Bird Rescue (Bird Rescue) in San Pedro, CA, who was the recipient of the first place award in the Zoology category at Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District Science and Engineering Fair. She was also awarded the United States Air Force Award … Read more

What’s it like to intern with us? Just ask Leah.

Our resident photographer Bill Steinkamp recently spent a morning at our Los Angeles center interviewing Leah, a summer intern as part of a unique program with the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation created for students with ties to the San Pedro and Wilmington communities in the L.A. harbor area. Check it out!

International Bird Rescue launches internship program exclusively for San Pedro and Wilmington communities

At the intersection of commerce, industry and the natural environment, the harbor communities of San Pedro and Wilmington commonly see the effects of human activity on local wildlife. And thanks to a new grant from the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation, individuals from these communities now have the opportunity to learn how to care for injured … Read more

Intern 2013 spotlight: Stephanie Walls

International Bird Rescue has been fortunate to have many talented and devoted interns as part of our International Internship Program. Today, we feature Stephanie Walls, who completed her internship at our San Francisco Bay center earlier this year. Hometown: Fairfield, CA Education: In May this year, I graduated from California State University-Monterey Bay with a … Read more

Intern spotlight: Brianna Settle

Photo by Cheryl Reynolds Hometown: I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and am very fortunate to live close to International Bird Rescue’s Cordelia center! Education: I was homeschooled with my sisters all the way through 12th grade, and am currently a full-time student at the local junior college, where I am … Read more