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Primates Internship – Fall 2022
Internship Period: August 22, 2022-November 31,2022
Deadline to Apply: June 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET
Please note: If you are seeking an Animal Care internship, do NOT apply for more than two internships per term; applying to more than two will result in disqualification.
Interns focus on the care and husbandry of various primate species while learning about the complexities of primate social structure, behavior and ecology. Interns participate in animal observations, enrichment sessions, medical procedures as well as observe training sessions. Through a series of lectures, interns will develop an understanding on how to train using operant and classical conditioning. There is an online course to supplement and expand upon the in-person experiences gained during this internship.
Internship functions include, but are not limited to:
If an internship offer is made, it is contingent on:
Applicants must submit an Internship Application, cover letter and resume in order to be considered for a position.
Internships are unpaid and are designed to meet academic requirements, as applicable, and provide valuable real-world experience for participants. Successful completion of an internship may also yield letters of recommendation, a portfolio of their work when applicable, and important networking contacts. Potential academic credit may be available subject to program eligibility requirements. Candidates seeking academic credit must have arrangements agreed upon between the Zoo and their school before beginning the internship. Successful completion of an internship may also yield letters of recommendation, a portfolio of their work when applicable, and important networking contacts.
Who is eligible?
High school diploma or GED is required. Applicants currently pursuing a degree in any of the biological or life sciences are preferred. Applicants must submit an Internship Application, cover letter, and resume in order to be considered for a position.
Please Note: Interns must make their own accommodation and transportation arrangements. This is an unpaid internship.
Please visit https://zootampa.org/intern-at-zootampa/ for more information.
ZooTampa at Lowry ParkTampa, FL
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