Organization: Zoo Miami
Location: Miami, Florida, United States
Job or Internship: Internship
Enrichment and Training Committee Internship
Zoo Miami’s Enrichment and Training Committee has a current opening for interns who would like to gain experience in the zookeeping field.
Ideal candidates should possess the following qualities:
Although this internship will better equip interns for a job in the zookeeping field, this internship does not guarantee employment with Zoo Miami or Miami-Dade County.
- Candidate must be a high school graduate pursuing a degree at an accredited institution or a career in zoo keeping or a related field.
- Candidate must have some previous experience with animal husbandry or operant conditioning.
- Candidate should be in good physical condition, able to lift 50 lbs. without injury.
- Candidates must present proof of a negative TB reading no more than 6 months prior to their prospective start date. Proof should be presented at the time of the interview, unless otherwise arranged.
- Candidates should be able to dedicate a minimum of 12 weeks to the internship working a minimum of 30 hours per week.
- Candidates must submit to and pass a background check and finger printing as required by Miami Dade County.
This internship is being offered by the Enrichment and Training Committee. The intern will attend training classes, spend time with each committee member in areas throughout the zoo, and prepare enrichment for a wide variety of animals including birds, mammals and reptiles. Interns will also be involved in training behaviors with some of the animals and will have the opportunity to observe others. Due to the large variety of species, actual contact with the animals will vary.
Unfortunately, this internship is unpaid and we are unable to provide housing. Although the staff is willing to work with the interns to meet any specific requirements necessary to gain course credit at their particular institution, the acceptance of this internship does not guarantee course credit will be earned. Any course credit opportunity must be arranged by the intern with his or her institution.
Due to the sometimes unpredictable nature of working with exotic animals, interns will need to be able to carefully follow the directions given to them by their supervising keeper staff. To maintain the safety of the animals, staff, and most importantly, the interns themselves, we reserve the right to end the internship at any time should the intern’s behavior merit such an action.
For those interested in this internship, a resume, cover letter and references should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the following address no later than 28 April 2012.
12400 SW 152nd ST
Miami, FL 33177
305-251-0400 ext. 84961
Association of Zoos and Aquariums - 13 months ago
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