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Primate Intern

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Audubon Zoo in New Orleans is seeking applicants for internships in the Primate area for WINTER 2014. We have an eclectic collection of Primates which includes Prosimians, Callitrichids, New World and Old World Monkeys and both Lesser and Great Apes.  We are a close knit team who are looking to teach and mentor those who are interested in working in this rewarding profession.

Internships are unpaid positions and require at least 32 hours a week for a minimum of 12 weeks. Interns will gain valuable experience while working with experienced Primate keepers to learn aspects of zoo animal care such as animal husbandry, exhibit maintenance, enrichment, training, and public presentations. A strong passion for educating our guests about wildlife in a  fun and friendly manner is a must.  Interns are expected to work in all types of weather and must be able to lift, bend, and stoop. Applicants must also have current proof of a negative TB test. Start and end dates are flexible upon selection. No housing is provided.

Interested applicants should send a resume and a cover letter via email to:


Mailing address: Audubon Nature Institute 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118
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