Aviculture Internship - Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program

Organization: San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research (AZA Member)
Location: Volcano (Big Island), HI, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

The San Diego Zoo’s Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program operates two captive propagation facilities – the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC) on the Big Island of Hawaii and the Maui Bird Conservation Center (MBCC) on the island of Maui – with the goal of preventing extinction and promoting recovery of endangered Hawaiian avifauna. This internship posting is for the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center.

Daily bird husbandry duties include: diet preparation, cleaning and maintenance of aviaries and facilities, behavioral observations of breeding birds & record-keeping.

Additional duties: grounds-keeping, building maintenance & predator control.

Applicants must:

 Display enthusiasm for working in aviculture and bird conservation.

 Be at least 21 years old.

 Be able to share living space with several roommates in a remote area.

 Have a valid driver's license and health insurance.

 Maintain high standards of excellence and project completion.

Internships last for a 4-6 month period. Interns receive $20/day stipend, plus housing.

For more information on internships, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: hebcpinternship@gmail.com

Or mail your application to:

Rosanna Leighton at KBCC, P.O. Box 39, Volcano, HI 96785.