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Utah's Hogle Zoo
Organization: Utah’s Hogle Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Job or Internship: Animal Behavior Internship
Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s internship program is designed to provide an individual with a practical learning experience while gaining valuable knowledge related to his/her career goals. The Animal Behavior Intern assists the Behavioral Enrichment Coordinator with the preparation and facilitation of the behavioral enrichment and training program at the Zoo. Our internships offer a hands-on opportunity to work in a behavioral enrichment program in a zoological setting and require a minimum commitment of ten weeks.
REPORTS TO: Behavioral Enrichment Coordinator
DATES: Summer 2017, May 30 – August 12
The Animal Behavior Internship program is designed to provide participants with practical learning experience and knowledge in the field of behavioral enrichment and training. In return, the intern makes a significant contribution to the behavioral enrichment program at Utah’s Hogle Zoo. Intern duties may include the following (may vary based on skill level and departmental needs):
QUALIFICATIONS: Be currently enrolled in a college or university, or have recently graduated. Have a minimum of one year of course work in a major field of study to be applied during the internship (e.g. education, biology, zoology, psychology, environmental science, etc.) and should have a basic knowledge of operant conditioning and/or of animal behavior. Interns need to have a recent TB test, and tetanus shot. Because of the nature of working close to a variety of animals, both alongside the management and keeper staff, the applicant needs to demonstrate maturity, self-motivation, and an ability to follow direction. Applicant must be able to work 24 hours per week for 10 weeks. A basic knowledge and understanding of computer word processing and PowerPoint is helpful. The ability to gain and hold a driver’s license is required. First Aid/CPR certified preferred. They must also pass a background check and a drug test if selected.
WORK SCHEDULE: 24 hours a week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Interns are expected to work on holidays and weekends.
COMPENSATION: The Animal Behavior Internship is unpaid. Professional development opportunities will be available. Possible college credit is available for those able to receive it through their college/university. No housing provided.
TO APPLY: Applications are due by March 15, 2017. Please visit http://www.hoglezoo.org/jobs_volunteers/internships to fill out an application and send a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts and at least three references to:
Utah’s Hogle Zoo
2600 E Sunnyside Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
college graduate or currently enrolled in course work related to position, see job description
on-line application, resume and cover letter
Utah's Hogle Zoo2600 Sunnyside Avenue Salt Lake CitySalt Lake City, UT 84108Phone: 801-584-1714
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