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Primate Intern

Organization: Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Tampa, FL, Country
Job or Internship: Internship

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo (TLPZ) is currently seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals interested in a career as an animal caretaker.

TLPZ Primate Department has a diverse collection of 15 different primate species which includes; Great and Lesser Apes, Prosimians and New and Old World primates.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, daily care and feeding of animals in the collection, maintenance of animal habitats and houses, behavioral observations, record keeping, animal enrichment and public interaction. Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment, able to lift 50 lbs, move heavy objects and work outdoors in the typical Florida climate.

All positions require a minimum high school diploma with preference given to those who are currently working towards or have earned a degree in any of the life sciences or other related fields. Term of the Internship is three months. This internship is unpaid and requires a 32hr/week minimum commitment.

Internship Dates and Deadlines to Apply:

Spring 2013 Semester: February 21 - May 31

Deadline to Apply: January 2, 2013

Please send resume and cover letter to:

No phone calls please. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.