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Center for Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare and Ethics
Animal welfare residency
The Detroit Zoological Society's Center for Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare and Ethics (CZAAWE) is accepting applications for animal welfare residents. Residencies are available to recent college graduates (no more than three years between graduation and start date) who are not eligible to receive college credit for the residency.
CZAAWE is a resource center for captive animal welfare knowledge, research and best practices; a convener and forum for animal welfare science, practice and policy discussions; and a center conducting research and training, and recognizing advances in exotic animal welfare.
The research conducted through the Center represents two key areas of interest: developing additional measures of animal welfare and the effects of captive environments and management practices on welfare.
The CZAAWE animal welfare residencies are unpaid opportunities for recent graduates or students not seeking college credit. Residents will learn the processes used by researchers in the field of animal welfare while assisting in data collection and management.
The Center offers two six-month (24 weeks) sessions each year running from January to June (Session I) and July to December (Session II). These sessions have flexible start and end dates. Applications are due October 4, 2019 for Session I in 2020. Each resident must be able to commit to a minimum of 24 hours of work per week for the duration on the residency.
Go online http://detroitzoo.iapplicants.com/ to fill out an online application. In addition, you will need to submit a resume and cover letter outlining why you are interested in the program and your educational background, a copy of your transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable), and 2 letters of recommendation. Only complete application submissions will be considered.
Email all additional materials to CZAW@dzs.org, with “CZAAWE Residency” in the subject line.
Or mail all additional application materials to:
Attn: The Center for Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare and Ethics
Detroit Zoological Society
8450 W. 10 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Experience with behavioral data collection and coursework in research methods, biology, animal behavior, statistics or related fields.
Detroit Zoological Society8450 West 10 Mile RoadRoyal Oak, MI 48067
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