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Denver Zoo

Internship-Predators-Denver Zoo

The Animal Care Intern-Predators, advances Denver Zoo's mission and goals by assisting the animal care staff in providing the safe exhibition, handling, feeding, and husbandry of animal species at the Zoo. The Predator intern will help keeper staff with the daily care of the animal collection. Daily activities include: cleaning and maintenance of yards and indoor animal areas, collection observations, record keeping, diet preparation, and enrichment. The intern will have the opportunity to observe training with all species.
 
This is an Unpaid Internship for Summer 2017. The anticipated dates are June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017 though the end date may be flexible. 
Completed Applications should be submitted by Friday March 17, 2017. 
 
The Predators team is responsible for the care of animals in the Predator Ridge and El Pomar Village Hall exhibits. Predator Ridge is an award winning rotational exhibit housing social African carnivores including Lions, Spotted Hyena, and African Wild Dogs; the team also cares for Cheetah. The Village Hall area includes Clouded Leopards, Fishing Cats, Asian Small-Clawed Otters, White-Cheeked Gibbons, Indian Hornbills, Sarus Cranes, and several species of reptiles. Please see Denver Zoo's website for more information about these exhibits.
 
Essential Activities and Duties:
Assists Predator animal care staff by providing reliable, competent animal care through the following responsibilities:
  • Cleaning/disinfecting of animal enclosures
  • Diet preparation
  • Enrichment distribution and maintenance
  • Exhibit repair and/or modification
  • Animal observation
  • Record keeping
  • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo's mission, core values, and strategic initiatives.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Denver Zoo's Safety & Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety & health regulations, procedures, and goals.
  • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo.  
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Public interactions: Interns must become knowledgeable on collection natural history and facts. Interns may be asked to interact with the public and have the opportunity to speak for the daily public demonstration.
  • Special Project: May be assigned a special project to work on during the internship, animal behavior/observation or enrichment based.
  • Perform various duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Working towards a Bachelor's Degree (or recently graduated within 1 to 2 years) in an animal-related or animal behavior-related field.
  • Previous animal experience in a formal or informal setting is preferred.
  • Work on weekends and holidays are required.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to pass drug and alcohol screening.
  • Ability to pass reference and background check.
  • Provide proof of a negative TB test result prior to start date.
  • Available part-time for a minimum of 200 hours within 6 months, or full time 40 hrs/week for up to 16 weeks depending on needs of the department. 

Salary

Unpaid Internship

How to Apply

This is an Unpaid Internship for Summer 2017. The anticipated dates are June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017 though the end date may be flexible.  Completed Applications should be submitted by Friday March 17, 2017.  Use this link: https://denverzoo.applicantpool.com/jobs/130252.html

Denver Zoo
Denver, CO

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