Elephant/Rhino Internship




Organization: Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Tampa, FL, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

African Elephant and White Rhino Internship

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo (TLPZ) is currently seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals interested in a career as an animal caretaker/ trainer. While working in our African Elephant and White Rhino department, interns will learn all aspects of animal care and husbandry as well as gain knowledge in operant conditioning techniques.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, daily care and feeding of animals in the collection, maintenance of animal habitats and barns, behavioral observations, record keeping, animal enrichment and public interaction. Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment, able to lift 50 lbs, move heavy objects and work outdoors in the typical Florida climate.

All positions require a minimum high school diploma with preference given to those who are currently working towards a degree in any of the life sciences or other related fields. Term of the Internship is three months. This internship is unpaid and requires a 40hr/week minimum commitment.

Internship Dates and Deadlines to Apply:

Spring 2013 Semester - February 21st through May 31st

Deadline to Apply: January 10, 2013

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Africa@Lowryparkzoo.com