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Internship Overview: This internship is designed for college students interested in pursuing a career in animal training or animal behavior. Interns will work directly with the Curator of Behavior and Enrichment and animal keepers to learn the principles of animal training and enrichment through research as well as hands-on work with the animals. This internship will focus on seal training and polar bear enrichment. The intern will participate in animal training sessions and schedule, implement and evaluate daily polar bear enrichment. The intern will also conduct behavioral research to monitor polar bear behavior and evaluate the effectiveness of enrichment. This internship is unpaid and housing is not provided.
Reports to: Curator of Behavior and Enrichment
Schedule: 5 days per week, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
May - August 2017
Application deadline: February 22, 2017
Junior or Senior in college or recent graduate
Major in Biology, Animal Behavior, Psychology, Zoology or other related field
Strong willingness to learn
Positive attitude, team mentality
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Previous hands-on work with animals
To apply please email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:
Curator of Behavior and Enrichment
The Toledo Zoo
419-385-5721 ext. 2051
The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium2700 BroadwayToledo, OH 43614Phone: 419-385-5721
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