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2022 NEFL Merchandise

This design showcases one of our well-loved wild nesting pairs. Featured are Samson, Gabrielle, Rocket, and Jasper. This season we are offering a variety of merchandise, in a variety of colors! We have shirts, mugs, stickers, and tote bags.

Get your NEFL gear and show your love for this family!

Simply click on the text below the product image to purchase, this will redirect you to the American Eagle Foundation store on TeeSpring.

Work, Intern, or Volunteer for American Eagle Foundation

Avian Care Specialist / Wings of America

Required Prerequisites: Must have flexible days / hours. Must have a clean driving record. Must be able to pass both a background check and drug screen.

Desired Job Prerequisites: We are looking for someone with an outgoing personality, prior bird handling experience is a plus, and prior public speaking / education for large to small audiences.

Primary Focus/Location: Raptor husbandry, education, and public interaction at Dollywood.

To apply for our Avian Care Specialist / Wings of America Position

Avian Care Specialist / Headquarters

Required Prerequisites: Must have flexible days / hours. Must have a clean driving record. Must be able to pass both a background check and drug screen.

Desired Job Prerequisites: We are looking for someone with an outgoing personality, prior bird handling experience is a plus, and prior public speaking / education for large to small audiences.

Primary Focus/Location: Raptor husbandry, education, and public interaction at AEF Headquarters.

To apply for our Avian Care Specialist / Headquarters Position:

2022 Summer Internship Program

American Eagle Foundation (AEF) is seeking driven, passionate, and conservation-minded university students and recent graduates to join our team for the upcoming summer months. The AEF internship program is a unique, hands-on learning experience.  As an intern at AEF, you will have the opportunity to work with our non-releasable avian ambassadors, working alongside staff to provide them with the highest quality husbandry, training, and enrichment opportunities. Interns may also have the opportunity to assist staff in providing educational programs, both locally in our community and at Dollywood.

 Examples of tasks you may be learning include:

  • Preparing avian diets
  • Cleaning, disinfecting, and repairing enclosures
  • Preparation and distribution of enrichment items
  • Care of birds of prey in a rehabilitation setting
  • Proper handling of some species of raptors
  • Basic raptor training.

If any of these tasks interest you, please send us an application! We will begin conducting interviews for our summer program in March.

On-Site Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers help further the mission of the American Eagle Foundation. You MUST be a Sevier County/East Tennessee resident and be able to commit to a weekly or bimonthly volunteer schedule.

To apply to become an on-site volunteer at the AEF:

Online Volunteer Opportunities

To apply to become a Moderator or Remote Camera Operator for our Nest Cam Program:

To apply to become a Volunteer Video Creator for our Nest Cam Program (NEW!):

To apply to become a Volunteer Video Creator for our Nest Cam Program (NEW!):

Equal Opportunity Employer

The AEF does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, handicap, or national origin in any recruitment, training, hiring, discharge, promotion or any condition, term or privilege of employment.

The AEF bases its Volunteer, Intern and Employee decisions based on dedication, determination, skill, knowledge, vocational background, commitment, passion, and compatibility.