Exotic Animal Department Intern




Organization: Audubon Nature Institute (AZA Member)
Location: New Orleans, LA, Country
Job or Internship: Internship

Interns will gain valuable hands-on experience working with a variety of exotic and endangered animal species including antelope, small and large cats, and two species of storks. Along with daily husbandry, responsibilities may include enrichment, diet preparation, monitoring animal behavior, record keeping, and pen design and maintenance. Additionally, interns may have the opportunity to observe veterinary procedures as they relate to general animal care and learn about assisted reproduction technology developed by our scientific staff.

For a complete job description of internships, send an e-mail to research@auduboninstitute.org.

Job Title Exotic Animal Intern (Unpaid)

Location Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species/Freeport McMoran Audubon Species Survival Center (ACRES/FMASSC), New Orleans, LA

Department SSC

Dates of Position Winter

Time Commitment 12 Weeks: Work week is 5 days a week (40 hours/week)

Summary of Position:

Candidates will gain valuable hands-on experience working with a variety of exotic and endangered animal species including antelope, small and large cats, and two species of storks. Along with daily husbandry, responsibilities may include enrichment, diet preparation, monitoring animal behavior, record keeping, and enclosure design and maintenance. Additionally, interns may have the opportunity to observe veterinary procedures as they relate to general animal care and learn about assisted reproduction technology developed by our scientific staff. Interns also may be asked to assist in other animal departments (domestic cats or cranes) as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Daily husbandry duties include:

Diet preparation

Feeding

Cleaning enclosures (racking, sweeping, mopping, hosing etc..)

Behavioral observations

Facility maintenance (fence repair, mowing, weed eating, painting, etc..)

Preparation and administering of enrichment items

Assist staff with veterinary procedures when required

Requirements:

Strong interest in animal care, husbandry and conservation.

Ability to accurately follow directions

Good attitude

Ability to work alone or as part of a team.

Ability to work outdoors in physically demanding adverse conditions. (Heat, humidity, rain, mosquitoes, poison ivy etc.)

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (electronic or hard copy) to:

Stephanie Hubbard, Human Resources Specialist

6500 Magazine St.

New Orleans, LA 70118

research@auduboninstitute.org