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Zoo Miami

Asian Aviary Internship

The Asia 2 Team (Aviary) is currently seeking applicants who desire a career in animal care to gain hands on experience in a zoological setting. Our collection includes but is not limited to the aviary, starling, brooder, komodo, Orinoco, caiman, iguana and croc pools. The interns will not only be exposed to the daily tasks of keepers working in their sections but also educated in the areas of husbandry, training, enrichment, biology, conservation and record keeping. It is our goal to offer a dynamic internship to individuals who have chosen a career in husbandry and management of zoological animals.

Description: The internship at Zoo Miami is designed for college students or recent graduates interested in multi-species animal care. This internship is unpaid. Interns must commit to a minimum of 520 hours over a 16-week period including but not limited to weekends and holidays.  

Responsibilities:

  • Exhibit maintenance, cleaning, and set-up
  • Diet preparation
  • Off exhibit holding area cleaning, maintenance, and set-up
  • Animal observations and record keeping
  • Enrichment
  • Keeper Talks
  • Participate in seminars and lectures on animal care, biology, conservation, and training

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be currently enrolled in college or recent college graduate
  • Must provide cover letter, resume and college transcripts
  • Must provide professional and/or academic references
  • Must be able to afford housing, food and transportation to Zoo Miami
  • Must have good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs and be in good physical condition
  • Must provide a current negative TB test prior to internship start date
Must submit to background check and fingerprint screening at designated county facility

Further Comments

Although this internship will better equip individuals for a job in the zookeeping field, this internship does not guarantee employment with Zoo Miami or Miami-Dade County. All applicants will be notified upon receipt of all materials. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the coordinator of their acceptance and notified by Human Resources for further processing.

Salary

UNPAID

How to Apply

Interested applicants should visit http://www.zoomiami.org/volunteers#Internships for a detailed listing of opportunities.

Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 ST
Miami, FL 33177
Phone: 305-251-0400
Fax: 305-378-6381

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