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Summer Animal Care Intern - Birds/Quarantine

Organization: Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (AZA Member)
Location: Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Duties: Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to the daily husbandry of bird exhibits and quarantine areas; preparing diets and feeding, cleaning and maintaining exhibits and quarantine areas, assisting during veterinary visits, updating records, participating in daily observations and enrichment of Animal Ambassadors, as well as species on exhibit and in quarantine.

Qualifications: Prefer someone seeking a career in biology, sciences, or education. Candidates must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, be available for a minimum of 20 hours a week for 10 weeks and should be able to tolerate working in cold or hot environments as well as inclement weather conditions. Hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. or 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and may include weekends and holidays.

Requirements: Applicant must maintain a daily journal and meet regularly with the Bird Department Intern Coordinator.

To apply, forward your application to Shawn Reid Volunteer Resources Office Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center 717 General Booth Boulevard Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451. Include a cover letter detailing your expectations and how you plan to use your experience to assist your career and/or academic goals; a resume and an official copy of your college/university transcript and two letters of recommendation. One of the letters must be from your academic advisor detailing the school’s internship requirements. Perspective candidates will be contacted by phone or email to schedule an interview with the coordinating staff member.

Telephone: 757.385.0274 - Fax: 757.437.6055