Organization: Toledo Zoo
Location: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Job or Internship: Internship
This internship is designed for college students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in zoo keeping, animal behavior, or primatology. This position will be shared between the Primate/Small Mammal and Animal Behavior departments. The intern will work directly with the primate keepers to assist with daily cleaning and general husbandry during part of the day, and with the Curator of Behavioral Husbandry and Research to develop enrichment for primates, cheetahs and otters, and conduct behavioral research on the primate collection. This internship will promote knowledge and experience in the care, behavior and natural history of great apes and several species of monkeys, as well as enrichment programming and behavioral research techniques.
This internship is unpaid but housing may be available.
Junior or Senior in college or recent graduate
Major in Biology, Animal Behavior, Psychology, Zoology, Anthropology or other related field
Previous hands-on work with exotic animals
Strong willingness to learn
Positive attitude, team mentality
To apply please email a cover letter, current resume and 3 references by October 30 to:
Curator of Behavioral Husbandry and Research
The Toledo Zoo
419-385-5721 ext. 2051