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Toledo Zoo Enrichment and Animal Well-being Internship
Reports to: Curator of Behavioral Husbandry
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
January –May 2023
Application Deadline: October 15, 2022
This internship is designed for college students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in zoo keeping, animal behavior, animal welfare, enrichment or behavioral research. Interns will work directly with the Curator of Behavioral Husbandry, Enrichment Coordinator, and animal keepers to learn the principles of enrichment, animal welfare and behavioral research through hands-on enrichment activities and animal observations. This internship will focus on the development and implementation of enrichment for various zoo animals, including carnivores, elephants, hoofstock, reptiles, and birds, as well as research to evaluate behavioral scenarios and the effectiveness of enrichment. The intern will also assist with other projects throughout the Zoo, including animal well-being assessments, development of new enrichment ideas, enrichment construction and enrichment evaluation.
This internship is unpaid and housing is not provided.
Junior or Senior in college or recent graduate
Major in Biology, Animal Behavior, Psychology, Zoology or other related field
Strong willingness to learn, positive attitude, team mentality
Previous hands-on work with animals
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel preferred
To apply please email a cover letter, current resume and 3 references to:
Curator of Behavioral Husbandry
The Toledo Zoo
419-385-5721 ext. 2051
The Toledo Zoo2 Hippo WayToledo, OH 43609Phone: 4193855721
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