Thank you for your interest in Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research

Operations Specialist:

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research seeks to add an Operations Specialist to its Oiled Wildlife Programs team. The Operations Specialist contributes to program operations through developing and maintaining wildlife response capabilities that ensure Tri-State provides the best possible care to animals during an incident that involves contaminated wildlife. The Operations Specialist reports to the Oil Programs Manager.

• Be prepared to respond at a moment’s notice to an emergency event involving wildlife
• Participate in all aspects of oiled wildlife response
• Supervise and direct volunteers/personnel
• Assist in maintaining response readiness, including facilities and personnel
• Represent the organization in response exercises, meetings, trainings, and conferences
• Contribute to the development of oiled wildlife response protocols, plans and training
• Assist with organizing and presenting professional training workshops
• Work to expand business opportunities related to oiled wildlife preparedness and response

For the complete job description, please click here.

To apply, please email Michelle Knapp, Oil Programs Manager, at, with the job title in the subject line and with the following documents attached:
• Cover letter
• Résumé or CV
• Salary requirements

Veterinary Student Externship:

Tristate Bird Rescue & Research (TSBRR) is accepting applications from 4th year veterinary students attending veterinary school in the United States for a 3-6 week externship. TSBRR has two main programs: 1. a wild avian rehabilitation clinic that admits approximately 3,000 cases per year as well as 2. an oiled wildlife response team. TSBRR employs 1 full-time veterinarian. Externs will work closely with the veterinarian to perform the care, treatments, procedures, and husbandry of approximately 5 assigned cases. In addition, the extern will be involved in the admission of new patients; diagnostics such as radiography, fecal examination, and basic bloodwork; surgeries; recheck examinations; avian ophthalmology; and medical record keeping. Applicants must be in their 4th year of veterinary school (or the equivalent) in the United States. Applicants must have completed at least 1 clinical rotation within their school’s hospital prior to the TSBRR externship. Interested applicants should email Dr. Cristin Kelley at

Equal employment opportunity: Tri-State is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Tri-State prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, citizenship, age, national origin, disability, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal or Delaware law.

Tri-State is a federally licensed, nonprofit organization with over 30 years of experience in oiled wildlife response and wild bird rehabilitation.  The Wild Bird Clinic is open 365 days a year and treats 3,000 native injured and orphaned wild birds annually. Tri-State’s Oiled Wildlife Response Team conducts oil spill response training workshops, develops wildlife contingency plans, and is on call 24 hours a day to provide care for contaminated wildlife.ed 
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