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The Maryland Zoo
Animal Keeper and Behavior Internship
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is seeking applicants who desire a career in animal care and wish to gain hands-on experience. This internship is designed to provide students with a well rounded experience that covers not only the physical elements of basic animal husbandry, but the behavioral aspect as well. Interns will work side by side with experienced animal keepers during their daily routine, as well as design a project to be completed during the internship. This internship is designed for college students who will use this experience in support of their school program (for college credit is required).
An undergraduate enrolled in an accredited college pursuing a degree in animal science, zoology, biology, wildlife conservation, animal behavior, behavioral biology or other related fields;
Must complete a minimum of 240 hours of service averaging approximately 24-40 hours per week, Monday- Sunday, 8:00am- 4:30pm;
Ability to lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs; including maneuvering of heavy wheelbarrows, carrying bags of grain, and bales of hay;
Work in a variety of weather conditions, and stand for long periods of time;
Tolerance of strong odors, dust, hay and animal fur/hair/dander;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite;
Strong communication skills;
Creative, analytical, and strategic thinking.
How to Apply:
To apply, internship candidates must complete the online Volunteer Application available online at: http://www.marylandzoo.org/support-the-zoo/volunteer/college-internships/ and submit the following:
School transcript, official or unofficial, and copies are accepted
Cover letter explaining the applicant’s:
Career goals and how this internship will help achieve those goals;
Relevant skills, activities, experience and/or classes;
School requirements for internship credit;
Start and end dates, and days of availability.
Application materials may be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Volunteer Department:
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1876 Mansion House Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21217
All application materials are due by February 28th, 2017. See http://www.marylandzoo.org/support-the-zoo/volunteer/ for additional information.
The Maryland Zoo1876 Mansion House Drive BaltimoreBaltimore, MD 21217Phone: 4435520890
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