Animal Care Intern(24)




Organization: Topeka Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Topeka, Kansas, Country
Job or Internship: Internship

The Topeka Zoo is seeking fun, hard working, team- oriented individuals pursuing a career in Zoo Animal Care.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, daily care and feeding of animals in the collection, maintenance of animal exhibits and barns according to USDA and AZA standards, behavioral observations, food preparation, animal enrichment and training, public interaction and much more.

Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment, able to lift 50 lbs and work outdoors in the typical Kansas 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. Internships last for 3-4 months. This internship is unpaid and requires a 20 hour per week commitment. You will need to provide your own accommodations and transportation.

Upon acceptance into program the following will be required:

- Copy of TB test screening

- Passing of a background check

Please send resume and cover letter to: ssimpson@topeka.org