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Macaw Animal Care Internship

Macaw Animal Care Internship
The Indianapolis Zoo is home to seven species of macaws – blue and gold, blue-throated, great green, green-winged, hyacinth, military and scarlet – which participate in a free-flight presentation. This opportunity is perfect for students interested in learning more about birds and animal training.
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Support the Zoo’s mission of protecting nature and inspiring people to care for our world.
-Performs related duties as required.
-Perform cleaning, feeding and general husbandry of assorted animals and plants.
-Prepare diets; clean and disinfect dishes.
-Assist in animal feedings.
-Assist with general cleanup and maintenance of off-exhibit areas (hose or sweep floors, use squeegee).
-Performs minimal record keeping, including food and medication sheets, as well as a concise daily log; observe animal behavior and update daily task sheets.
-Observe and assist with training sessions.
-Fill role, as assigned, for Macaw Presentation.
-Observe and report equipment and maintenance needs.
-Complete a series of reading assignments and projects per manager’s discretion. Present projects to Macaw Staff.
-Other tasks as assigned by Macaw Staff.

Students should consult with academic faculty to determine if this unpaid experience will earn credit.