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“To inspire a sense of awe and stewardship for the natural world by supporting conservation, education, discovery, and recreation.”
This internship is catered towards college students and graduates, 18 years or older, who are interested in playing a direct role in caring for various hoofstock, carnivores, primates, birds, and reptiles. Riverside Discovery Center is currently looking for candidates that are self motivated, flexible, and have excellent time-management skills.
The selected candidate will be working full-time assisting keeper staff in all aspects of caring for the zoo’s collection. Our internship offers the opportunity to rotate through our three animal areas.
Area 1: Domestic Hoofstock, Herps, Blue-and-Gold Macaws, Squirrel Monkeys, Small Carnivores
Area 2: American Bison, Plains Zebra, African Leopard, Amur Tiger, Grizzly Bears
Area 3: Chimpanzees, Red-ruffed Lemurs, Spider Monkeys
The internship may also include the opportunity to work an individual intern route referred to as Area 4 which includes caring for and maintaining our Muntjac, Swift Fox, Reptile building, Porcupine, and Raptor collection.
Daily duties include but are not limited to:
Daily cleaning and disinfection of animal areas
Developing and safely implementing daily animal enrichment
Record keeping and animal observations
Communicating with staff about animal issues
Will have the opportunity to:
Observe animal training sessions
Shadow veterinary rounds and procedures
Learn restraint and handling techniques
Present formal and informal interpretive educational programs for guests and outreach audiences
Work the Heritage Barn individually or in small groups
Design and apply individual projects
Be enrolled in college or have already graduated with a degree in zoology, biology, or a related field.
Have experience working around exotic or domestic animals.
Demonstrate strong communication skills and have the ability to work both independently or with a team.
A negative COVID-19 test is required through testnebraska.com prior to the start date or proof of vaccination. Additionally, we require a negative TB test within the last year and are DPT vaccinated. Applicants should have the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and can stand for long periods of time, stoop, climb, and lift at least 75 pounds. Accepted applicants must provide proof of a current driver’s license and proof of health insurance coverage.
40 hours a week for a minimum of 12 weeks. Interns must be flexible with their schedule, and have the ability to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
This is an unpaid internship opportunity. Housing is not offered, but housing recommendations in the area are provided upon request.
Please email cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to our Intern Coordinator, Sierra Spears at firstname.lastname@example.org
Riverside Discovery Center1600 S Beltline Hwy WScottsbluff, NE 69361Phone: 3086306236
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