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The Toledo Zoo
Toledo Zoo Marine Mammal Enrichment and Training Internship
Reports to: Curator of Behavior 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, or behavioral husbandry. Interns will work directly with the Curator of Behavioral Husbandry and animal keepers to learn the principles of environmental enrichment and animal training. The intern will schedule and construct daily polar bear and pinniped enrichment and conduct behavioral research to monitor animal behavior and evaluate the effectiveness of enrichment. Interns will regularly observe polar bear and pinniped training sessions and participate in training discussions. They will further learn principles of animal training through workshops and discussions.
This internship is unpaid and housing is not provided.
Junior or Senior in college or recent graduate with a major in Biology, Animal Behavior, Psychology, Zoology or other related field
Strong willingness to learn, positive attitude, and team mentality
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel preferred
Develop, coordinate and implement daily enrichment for polar bears
Prepare pinniped diets
Develop enrichment schedules for several species
Construct and implement enrichment items for various species
Conduct behavioral observations
Data entry and analysis
To apply please email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:
Curator of Behavioral Husbandry
The Toledo Zoo
419-385-5721 ext. 2051
The Toledo Zoo2 Hippo WayToledo, OH 43609Phone: 4193855721Fax: The Toledo Zoo
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