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Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Reptile Department - Summer Internship

Ambassador Commitment: Create meaningful connections and inspire actions that will have a lasting impact on conservation.

Responsibilities: Alongside keepers, and according to departmental guidelines, interns will assist with the proper care of the reptile collection, which may include raking yards, cleaning glass, and proper husbandry for feeder insects. This position involves considerable physical activity, bending, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, and regular lifting. Interacts with Riverbanks guests and cooperates within a team setting. Reports to the Senior Reptile Keeper.

Experience Required

Must be at least 18 years of age with a HS diploma or equivalent. Must be able to bend, stoop or stand for long periods of time. Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Commit to a minimum of 1 semester for 4 hours a week. Proof of a current Tuberculin skin test.

Further Comments

Please apply by March 1, 2019 - Unpaid Internship – no housing available.

How to Apply

Please submit your application via the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden website:

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, SC 29210

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