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Field Conservation Internship

Organization: Oglebay's Good Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

The Good Zoo at Oglebay is inviting applications from college juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in biology, zoology, or wildlife and fisheries management for field conservation internship positions for the summer of 2012. The Good Zoo at Oglebay is the only Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) -accredited zoological institution in West Virginia, and is home to over 500 animals from nearly 100 species. Students that participate in this internship program will participate in zoo field conservation projects involving the Eastern hellbender salamander, moth and butterfly species of West Virginia, and native bats. Students will be trained in a variety of procedures such as the use of PIT tags, radio telemetry, etc. These internship positions are 360-hour unpaid internships to provide applicants with valuable field conservation experience. Free housing is available to students residing greater than 50 miles from the Wheeling area. Interested applicants should contact Joe Greathouse, Curator of Animals, The Good Zoo at Oglebay at (304) 243-4029 or for details on how to apply for this position.