Organization: Northwest Trek
Location: Eatonville, WA, United States
Job or Internship: Internship
The Trek team is dedicated to the husbandry and interpretation of native northwest wildlife. This internship is designed to provide instruction in the following areas: habitat maintenance, nutrition and diets, environmental enrichment, public presentation/interpretation, species natural history, training and husbandry. This is an in-depth program requiring a 32 to 40 hour per week commitment, for a minimum of 450 hours for 10-12 weeks. Interns must be flexible with their schedule, and have the ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays. It is an unpaid position with free on-site housing available. We will do everything possible to accommodate school requirements for those who can earn class credit for internships. To be eligible for this position you must: 1. Be at least 18 years old and currently enrolled in a college or university, or have recently graduated from a college or university 2. Have a minimum of one year of course work in a major field of study to be applied during the internship (e.g. biology, zoology, animal behavior, psychology, etc.). 3. Be capable of the physical abilities required to work with animals. This includes lifting heavy objects (80 lbs. +), climbing, kneeling, and walking in outdoor environment under any weather condition 4. Have your own health insurance. 5. Have a valid driver’s license.
Applications for an internship MUST be received 2 months before the desired internship quarter. Fall internships begin September 1st; Winter: December 1st; Spring: March 1st; and Summer June 1st.
The online application is at Trek’s website: www.nwtrek.org. Please include a cover letter (including your career goals) and note which internship quarter you are applying for. If you have questions regarding Trek's Animal Care Internship Program, please don't hesitate to contact: Dan Belting, Education Curator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-832-7162.