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Animal Care Internship - Large Carnivores

Experience includes:
Learning proper safety procedures, diet preparation, feeding, cleaning, animal health, animal management, behavioral observations, enrichment, and record keeping for large carnivores. Interns will assist with construction and habitat modification and related activties. Interns will also be involved with the volunteer program, and both formal and informal presentations. Classes led by certified instructors for CPR, Basic First Aid and Bleeding Control will be provided. (Dependent on COVID restrictions). We are willing to work with students to receive school credit.
Housing and local vehicle access/use is provided.
**This is a strict no contact position**

Experience Required:
Candidates should have either 3 years of animal related experience or at least two years of undergraduate program studies in zoology, animal management, biology, or a related field. International applications are welcome. Interns must be able to perform regular, strenuous duties in over 100 degree weather and must be able to lift 50 lbs. You must present yourself in a professional manner.

Interns will be under the guidance of the Intern Coordinator, Michelle Biddle.
Email for more information about the requirements of the Internship. Both 3 and 6 month internships are available.

Applications are accepted year round!

Fall 2021 Session (Aug 29th - Nov 26th)
Winter 2021 Session (Nov 28th - Feb 25th)
Spring 2022 Session (Feb 27th - May 27th)
Summer 2022 Session (May 29th - Aug 26th)
**End dates are flexible for students**
**There are currently no deadlines for applications**

Application Instructions:
Please provide a cover letter, resume, and 3 references with both phone and email contact information. State your desired internship session in your cover letter. Please also state if you are interested in the 3 month or 6 month program. If you have related internship or volunteer experience, we highly recommend including a letter of recommendation from that facility.
Please email application materials to: or apply through Handshake