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Asian Domain Intern
Audubon Zoo in New Orleans is seeking dedicated intern applicants for Spring 2015 (Feb-May) in the Asian Domain. Interns will gain valuable exotic animal care experience working alongside keeper staff with a variety of animals including Amur leopards, Malayan sun bears, Babirusa pigs, and Asian small-clawed otters.
Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
- Basic animal husbandry (diet preparation, enclosure cleaning and maintenance, etc
- Basic behavioral observation
- Enrichment design and implementation
- Record keeping
- Public talks with keepers
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must be willing to work at least 4 days/week (32 hours) for 12 weeks, including holidays and weekends.
- Must be able and willing to work with repetitive physical exertion including bending/crouching, standing for extended periods of time, and pushing/pulling/lifting/carrying heavy objects (50 lbs).
- Must be able and willing to work in all types of weather.
- Must be able to quickly and clearly communicate with staff and other volunteers.
- Must have good public speaking skills and be comfortable interacting with guests.
- Must have current proof of a negative TB test
Previous animal care experience and/or coursework in biology, ecology, animal science, or a related subject is preferred.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and one-page resume to Jamie Orth at email@example.com.
December 1, 2014
This is an unpaid internship. Housing is not provided.Apply Today