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This is an unpaid 10 week minimum internship opportunity wherein the intern will support the Animal Care Department. The length of time can be extended based upon performance and supervisor agreement.
Through this internship, interns will:
•Learn alongside professional animal care staff basic animal husbandry including cleaning exhibits, preparing food and enrichment activities, assisting with environmental enhancements, and general grounds maintenance.
•Learn formal and informal interpretive educational programs for guests and outreach audiences.
•Learn how to develop and implement animal enrichment programs.
•Learn and follow animal/keeper safety guidelines, operations, and polices.
•Develop a project to complete during the internship. (All interns are required to complete a project which will be discussed and designed with RDC staff. Projects may be focused on enrichment, education, training, or any other ideas related to the facility or animals).
•At the end of the internship, present a short summary of your project to RDC staff.
•Applicants must be enrolled in college or have already graduated.
•Must have experience working around animals.
•Must have strong communication skills.
•Must be able to engage with staff, other interns, and volunteers in a team environment.
•Must enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions.
•Must be in good physical condition – able to stand for long periods of time, stoop, climb, and lift at least 75 pounds.
•Must have a current negative TB test and DPT vaccinated.
•Strong preference will be given to those with a sincere desire to become an animal keeper.
This is an unpaid internship. College credit is offered if desired; intern is responsible for obtaining necessary approvals from their university. Intern will be responsible for all transportation costs and personal health insurance.
Multiple internship positions open.
Email resumes to Zoo Curator Anthony Mason at email@example.com
Riverside Discovery Center1600 South Beltline Hwy WestScottsbluff, NE 69363Phone: (308) 630-6236
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