Elephant Internship

Organization: Wildlife Safari (AZA Member)
Location: Winston, Oregon, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Elephant Internship

The Elephant Intern will work as a full-time support keeper in the Elephant Department. Wildlife Safari houses African elephants—the elephants participate in a variety of guest venues emphasizing education and conservation. The Elephant Intern will get the opportunity to work with the Elephant Staff on providing husbandry to the elephants, educational keeper talks, training observations, etc. as approved by the supervisor. The Elephant Intern will primarily have a support role to the department, assisting in cleaning, diet preparation and hosting guest encounters.


• Must have at least two years toward a college degree in an animal related field

• Must have some animal related experience, large animal experience preferred

• Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license

• Negative TB test

• Able to speak to the public both individually and in a presentation setting in a positive and professional fashion

The internship is unpaid for a period of three months. Off-site housing is offered for a small fee (no pets allowed). Transportation is NOT provided.

The Elephant Department is hiring a fall and winter interns.

Send resume, cover letter, and references to:

Elephant Department Internship

P.O. Box 1600

Winston, OR 97496