Laboratory Animal Holding Internship (Unpaid)




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

Job Title Laboratory Animal Holding (Domestic Cat) Intern

Location Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species

New Orleans, LA

Department Lab Animal Holding

Dates of Position Summer

Time Commitment 12 Weeks : Works 5 days per week (40 hrs) including weekends and holidays.

Summary of Positions

Interns will assist Keeper Staff in daily husbandry, behavioral observation, enrichment, and enclosure maintenance of our domestic fields. Interns will learn about colony management as well as natural and assisted reproductive techniques. Opportunities may arise for interns to observe veterinary and reproductive procedures as performed by our science staff. This is an unpaid internship, however housing is available at no charge.

Requirements

Must be 18 years of age or older.

Minimum of three months previous experience working or volunteering at zoological facility, veterinary hospital, animal shelter or pet store.

Proof of recent negative TB test.

Ability to follow written and oral instructions and strict protocols.

Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs, bend and stoop.

Must be able to work weekends and holidays as assigned.

Must commit to a schedule of 40hrs a week for a minimum of 12 weeks

Please have resumes in by the March 20, 2013 deadline

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