Organization: San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research
Location: Volcano (Big Island) or Makawao (Maui), Hawaii, United States
Job or Internship: Internship
The San Diego Zoo’s Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program operates two captive propagation facilities – the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC) on the Big Island of Hawaii and the Maui Bird Conservation Center (MBCC) on the island of Maui – with the goal of preventing extinction and promoting recovery of endangered Hawaiian avifauna.
Daily bird husbandry duties include: diet preparation, cleaning and maintenance of aviaries and facilities, behavioral observations of breeding birds & record-keeping.
Additional duties: grounds-keeping, building maintenance & predator control.
Display enthusiasm for working in aviculture and bird conservation.
Be at least 21 years old.
Be able to share living space with several roommates in a remote area.
Have a valid driver's license and health insurance.
Maintain high standards of excellence and project completion.
Internships last for a 4-6 month period. Interns receive $20/day stipend, plus housing.
For more information on internships, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate in the subject line which center you are interested in (or both).
Or mail your application to:
Rosanna Leighton at KBCC, P.O. Box 39, Volcano, HI 96785.
Josh Kramer at MBCC, 2375 Olinda Road, Makawao, HI 96768.