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Wildlife Conservation Society
Internship Title: Prospect Park Zoo Animal Care Intern
Department: Animal Department
Location: Prospect Park Zoo
Start Date: Spring: 3/15/2017, rolling admission. Summer 5/1/2017, rolling admission
End date: 6 weeks from start date
Internship Schedule: Varied, but will include weekends and holidays.
Spring internships require four 8-hour work days, summer internships require five 8-hour works days. Extenuating or otherwise exceptional circumstances may be considered for less than the minimum required number of days, but no less than three 8 hour work days will be accepted.
The goal of this internship is to provide a hands-on education and training in animal husbandry. PPZ interns are involved in many aspects of animal care including exhibit and enclosure maintenance, diet preparation, animal observation, animal handling (based on experience) and enrichment. Interns will also complete a project assigned by PPZ Animal Department management or a university assignment approved by PPZ. Project must be accomplished during the term and is required to successfully complete the internship.
Internship is unpaid and housing is not provided. Intern must provide their own footwear appropriate for working outdoors in all weather conditions
What You Will Learn:
What We Require:
2. Interest in biology or a related field with an interest in an animal care career.
3. Must be available on weekends and holidays
Please indicate the following in your statement of interest:
For consideration, please email your statement of interest and resume/CV to: Opportunities@wcs.org, specify “<Internship Title>” in the subject of your email.
Wildlife Conservation Society2300 Southern Boulevard BronxBronx, NY 10460Phone: 7182205135
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