Zoo Keeping Internship

Organization: Red River Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Fargo, ND, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Under supervision and direction of the Red River Zoo staff, interns will learn skills and techniques necessary to provide care for the animals at the Red River Zoo. The Red River Zoo is a leading breeder of some of the world's rarest cold climate species.

Interns will participate in the upkeep of exhibits/ enclosures, as well as zoo grounds, and interact with the visiting public during operating hours.

Interns must be able to safely lift 50 lbs and be able to tolerate heat, cold, snow, wind and rain.

Interns must have a current tetanus vaccination and be willing to have annual TB screening done.

Applicants must have completed at least 2 years of college and have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Keeper internships consist of a scheduled work week to be determined by the supervisor and intern. Internships are generally 16 weeks long. A minimum commitment of 30 hours per week is required (considerations may be made for students attending classes). Interns must be flexible with their schedule and have the ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays.

All positions are unpaid with no housing provided.

To apply, go to http://www.redriverzoo.org/edu/internship.html, print and fill out the intern application and questionnaire. Attach a cover letter, resume, transcript, and two letters of reference and send to the address provided at the website.

Applications must be postmarked by the following dates for the following sessions:

Summer (May - August) - April 1

Fall (September - December) - August 1

Winter (January - April) - December 1