Organization: Fort Worth Zoo
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Job or Internship: Internship
The nationally-ranked Fort Worth Zoo has an intern position in the ectotherms department for summer 2014. Dates are flexible to meet academic calendars. Intern will be provided with valuable hands-on experience working directly with a diverse collection of terrestrial and aquatic cold-blooded animals.
• Aid staff in providing animal care
• Monitor animal health
• Maintain cleanliness of animal areas
• Minor exhibit modifications
• Minor field work, data collection and analyses
• May provide public interpretation in both formal and informal presentations
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Requires a minimum ten-week commitment (400 hours)
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Some college level courses in a related biological field is preferred, but not mandatory
• Should be able to lift 50 pounds
• May require other physical demands such as bending, stretching, climbing, etc.
• Work in extreme weather conditions (heat, rain, etc.)
Final candidate must successfully pass a background check and a drug screen. Position is a 40 hours/week.Starting salary is $7.25/hour.
Applications are due by April 30, 2014
Applicants are required to complete an online application in order to be considered for employment.
Interested applicants may submit application/résumé online at fortworthzoo.org