Animal Behavior Training and Enrichment

Organization: Rolling Hills Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Salina, Kansas, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Behavioral Training & Enrichment InternshipOrganization: Rolling Hills ZooLocation: Salina, KansasInternship unpaid 1 OpeningDescriptionUnder the direction of our Assistant Curator interns will research species specific animal enrichment, observe animal training, enter and record animal data, assist keepers with diet prep and guest interaction, and learn the general workings of an animal enrichment and behavior training program. Interns will also be exposed to registrar duties such as permitting, data entry, and acquisitions/dispositions.RequirementsApplicant must be at least 18 years old and able to pass a background check.Be able to lift at least 70 lbs.Have a tetanus shot and negative tb test.Must be enrolled in college and supply RHWA with a letter of intent from a professorA one-time fee of $30 is required to offset the cost of the intern uniform shirt, application processing, nametag and training materials.ScheduleMost interns will follow the college calendar (Spring, Summer, Fall semesters) and will commit to a 8-10 week program. Schedules will be determined on an individual basis with preference given to those available Monday through Friday between the hours 7:00a.m.-5:00 p.m. These hours are subject to intern availability during the school year.College creditWe will work with your college/university to offer you college credit however it is your responsibility to arrange this. We will provide any documentation your school requires for credit hours.ApplyComplete the Intern Application and submit to Anita Butler at or mail to Rolling Hills Zoo 625 N. Hedville Rd. Salina, Kansas 67401. Call Anita with any questions at 785-827-9488 ext. 117Applications due by December 20, 2013 Spring Term March 15, 2014 Summer Term