BEHAVIOR RESEARCH/HOOFSTOCK INTERN




Organization: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (AZA Member)
Location: Glen Rose, TX, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (FRWC) offers an internship for an upper-level undergraduate student or recent-graduate interested in integrating research and husbandry skills (university course credits available upon request). Although details may be negotiable, the timing is Spring (January - May), Summer (May – August) and Fall (August - December).

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (FRWC) is currently implementing a bull-switching treatment to some herds of African antelope as part of the Sustainable Herds Project of the Conservation Centers for Species Survival (C2S2). An intern is required to assist in monitoring and recording the behavioral effects of this treatment. Duties will include, but not be limited to, morning and evening observations sessions, data logging, and video analysis using an ethogram. The intern will be the only continuously on-site researcher, so the ability to function independently after training is critical. The intern will also have the opportunity to develop and complete their own project related to the Sustainable Herds Project pending approval by FRWC and the Texas A&M research team.

Apart from the research duties, the intern will be given a variety of animal care duties as their schedule permits. These may include cleaning, feeding, maintenance projects, and assisting during veterinary procedures. On site housing and a $300/month stipend are provided. Course credit can be arranged with the interns institution of study.

(PLEASE specify the season you are applying for!) Send a resume, the cover letter and contact information for 3 references to: Dr. Holly Haefele (hollyh@fossilrim.org) or Dr. Jane Packard (j-packard@tamu.edu). Application deadlines: October 1 (Spring) / January 1 (Summer) / and May 1 (Fall).