Aquatics Intern




Organization: Nashville Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

AQUATICS INTERN

We are seeking an intern with an intense interest in ichthyology to help support the zoo’s mission. This opportunity is available each day of the week

7:30 am – 3:30 pm

What we offer

Unfortunately, we cannot offer a stipend or housing, but we do offer the following benefits:

• The chance to develop your hands on experience in a professional setting at an AZA accredited zoo.

• A progressive management style that allows interns to take on a great deal of responsibility and provides a supportive, stimulating and fun workplace.

• Letters of reference for future job opportunities.

• A chance to help the zoo promote conservation awareness.

Duties and responsibilities

Duties include helping the Aquarist during the opening/closing of the Unseen New World. Clean animal areas, wash dishes, and assist the Aquarist in maintaining the landscape in and around the exhibit areas. Assist the Aquarist in creating and/or researching animal enrichment and other tasks within the Aquarists duties. Must be willing to study and learn facts provided by the Zoo to provide interaction with the public during Zoo operating hours.

Requirements

Applicants must be able to lift 30 lbs. repeatedly and work in all types of weather conditions. Proof of a negative TB test within the last 12 months is required.

Requirements

Interns must be currently enrolled in an academic institution pursuing a degree in applicable collegiate concentrations including zoology, wildlife management, biology, and other related field.

Summer 2014 session Animal Management internships are available Level One only. Level One is open to Undergraduate and Graduate students only.

Interns must be able to work in all weather conditions, lift 20 pounds and be willing to do physical labor such as raking, shoveling, and scrubbing.

Applicants must submit all requested materials as one packet with completed application, resume, cover letter, and two letters of reference. More information and application available at www.nashvillezoo.org

PLEASE NOTE: Due to strict animal husbandry guidelines and safety issues, there is no animal contact or inside exhibit work with the animals in the Zoo. Remember, this is for their safety and well-being as well as yours.

Program and application information available at www.nashvillezoo.org

Mail applications to:

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Attn: Volunteer Programs Manager

3777 Nolensville Pike

Nashville, TN 37211

Email applications to:

Amy Walter, Volunteer Programs Manager

volunteer@nashvillezoo.org

Please put "Ectotherm Internship" in the subject of your email, and follow up by phone (615-833-1534 x140) to ensure receipt of your application by March 1, 2014