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The goal of Pueblo Zoo’s internship program is to allow current students and graduates aspiring to be in the animal care field to gain hands-on experience under the mentorship of experienced professionals.
Internships are available three times a year per the following schedule:
Applicants that can commit to the following will be given preference:
Credit hours may be earned depending on your school's policy.
Penguin/ Small Carnivore Intern- includes penguins, otters, small mammals, and raptors.
Hoofstock Intern - includes a variety of large and small hoofstock species, Maned Wolves, Cinereous Vultures, and education animals.
Primate/Carnivore Intern- includes Painted Dogs, gibbons, De Brazza’s, and a variety of other mammals, birds and reptiles.
Aviary/ Herps Intern- includes diet kitchen, lions, and a variety of birds and herps.
Rover- works in any of the above sections on any given day.
These internships will have you working alongside our keeper staff and will include experiencing, assisting, and potentially working individually on the following:
Routine cleaning of animal exhibits/holding/service areas to USDA/AZA standards
Preparing and distributing animal diets
Observing and reporting animal behavior and medical concerns
Administering veterinary treatments under direction of Area Supervisor or Vet
Observing and reporting maintenance needs of equipment, buildings and grounds
Assisting in setting up animal exhibits
Routine handling of animals
Answering questions from the public in a friendly, educational manner
Completing ethograms and welfare evaluations
Writing accurate and detailed animal records
Observing and/or assisting in veterinary procedures
Training and goal-based enrichment plans
Completing 12 weekly online seminars to enhance your knowledge and experience at Pueblo Zoo.
Completing 12 weeks of on site classes to enhance your understanding and knowledge of animal training programs.
Pueblo Zoo’s internships are unpaid and housing is not provided.
Must be able to pass a TB test, drug test, and background check.
To apply send cover letter, resume and two references to email@example.com. Include in your cover letter the sections you would be most interested in working.
If chosen for an interview you will be contacted via the email address you provide on your resume.
Pueblo Zoo3455 Nuckolls AvePueblo, CO 81005
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