Plains/Forest Primates Animal Care Internship




Organization: Indianapolis Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Species in the Plains area include the Addra gazelle, African lion, African wild dog, cheetah, Grant's zebra, greater kudu, Guinea baboon, Marabou stork, reticulated giraffe, warthog and white rhinoceros. Species in the Forest Primates area include lemurs and gibbons. The Plains Biome also features a giraffe feeding platform.

Interns play an important role in animal conservation and have the unique opportunity to work alongside Keepers/Trainers/Aquarists to assist in various aspects of maintaining the animal collection, including animal husbandry, diet preparation and delivery, exhibit maintenance, as well as behavioral enrichment. The work is challenging, dirty, and often unglamorous, but can be highly rewarding. It offers the personal satisfaction of helping to provide healthy conditions for the animals along with the opportunity to learn the husbandry techniques of a world-class zoo. Animal Care Interns should be prepared to work in all weather conditions and must be extremely dependable.

Applicants must submit an application, cover letter, resume, transcript and two letters of reference. For more information, please visit http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/SitePages/AboutTheZoo/Interns.aspx or contact the Office of Volunteer Services at (317) 630-2041 or Indianapolis Zoo, PO Box 22309, Indianapolis, IN 46222. You can also email agarrett@indyzoo.com.

Deadline to apply is July 10, 2013