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Dallas Zoo

Dallas Zoo

Carnivore Internship

The Dallas Zoo’s College Internship Program provides an interesting and rewarding learning opportunity for currently enrolled undergraduate or post-graduate students at an accredited college/university in the United States. Interns become actively involved in the Zoo’s animal care departments, conservation/research efforts, operations, and administrative positions.

Interns will work on a rotation schedule throughout the section, which includes a variety of felids species as well as giant anteaters. Interns will learn the natural history of the animals in the area, all aspects of the daily animal husbandry – including cleaning, diet preparation, training and enrichment opportunities, behavioral observations, animal introductions, and animal breeding. They will also assist with the daily training demonstrations and other keeper talks performed in the area and will learn to interact with the public in an educational and professional manner.

The intern will complete the Keeper Training course, Enrichment 101, and Shaping Animal Behavior-Tools for Effective Communication.

Qualifications:

Must be able to perform the physical challenges involved in the daily duties of the department including talking for long periods, walking throughout the park, lifting/carrying equipment weighing approximately  50 lbs., sitting, kneeling, stooping, crawling, twisting, reaching above head, pulling, bending, and climbing stairs and ladders. Candidate must be able and willing to perform all above duties outdoors and in all weather conditions.

Interns work 20-40 hours per week for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks during one of the sessions listed below. The purpose of the placements is to help the intern gain experience related to their education, and most are unpaid positions. The Dallas Zoo will work with students to document necessary time or projects needed to gain university credit for the internship. Unfortunately, we cannot provide transportation, housing, or a stipend.  Position limited to US nationals.

Candidates selected for internship must pass background check and TB test.

The deadline for returning the 2017 Summer internship packet is March 10, 2017.

Please contact the Volunteer Department for additional information or an application:

Volunteers@DallasZoo.com

650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway

Dallas, TX 75203-3013

469.554.7452

Salary

Non-stipened

How to Apply

volunteers@dallaszoo.com

Dallas Zoo
650 S. RL Thornton Frwy, DALLAS
DALLAS, TX 75203
Phone: 4695547450
Fax: 4695547380

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