Organization: Northwest Trek
Location: Eatonville, WA, United States
Job or Internship: Internship
Northwest Trek Presentation Internship
The Trek team is dedicated to the husbandry and interpretation of native northwest wildlife. This internship is designed to provide instruction in the following areas: nutrition and diets, environmental enrichment, public presentation/interpretation, species natural history, training and husbandry. This is an in-depth program requiring a 40 hour per week commitment, for a minimum of 4 months. The internship may be extended to 6 months based on performance at mid-term evaluation. Interns must be flexible with their schedule, and have the ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays. It is an unpaid position with free on-site housing available. We will do everything possible to accommodate school requirements for those who can earn class credit for internships. To be eligible for this position you must: 1. Be at least 19 years old and currently enrolled in a college or university, or have recently graduated from a college or university 2. Have a minimum of one year of course work in a major field of study to be applied during the internship (e.g. biology, zoology, animal behavior, psychology, etc.). 3. Be capable of the physical abilities required to work with animals. This includes lifting heavy objects (80 lbs. +), climbing, kneeling, and walking in outdoor environment under any weather condition 4. Have your own health insurance. 5. Have a valid driver’s license.
With a presentation internship, you’ll be working with the presentation staff in a small team environment. The presentation staff is responsible for delivering several live animal programs on grounds each day. You will learn to work with the presentation animal collection, learn the basics of live animal handling, use operant conditioning to train animals, and present programs for the public. Interns may or may not get involved in veterinarian procedures.
We take interns year round. We only process those that are complete (online application, cover letter, resume), offer interviews to the strongest candidates, then ultimately offer positions to the most competitive of those.
If you would like to pursue Trek's Animal Presentation Internship Program further, please complete an online application at http://www.nwtrek.org/internship-application/. Please include a cover letter, (including your career goals) and a resume. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Dan Belting at firstname.lastname@example.org.