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National Aviary

Flitezone Bird Show and Conservation Education Internship

  • Accepting Resumes for summer: February 15 - March 15, 2017

Interns considering a career in the animal care and training field will work under the direct supervision of the National Aviary's Education Trainers.  The internship focuses on the care and training the Education collection comprising approximately 80 birds: hornbills, parrots, birds of prey and other mixed species. These birds appear in free flight shows and other education settings including classes, outreaches, and encounters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Care for birds in the education collection
  • Prepare diets for parrots and birds of prey
  • Observe various bird behaviors
  • Learn operant conditioning techniques for training show and husbandry behaviors
  • Assist with free-flight bird shows
  • Create animal enrichment
  • Public speaking
  • Conservation education
  • Assist with in-house and outreach education programs
  • Participate in formal intern workshops
  • Maintain enclosures

Experience Required

Education, Experience and Skills: Education Trainers and interns work in a very fast-paced environment. Be able to lift 50 pounds Prepare diets that include mice and chick Work as a member of a team and independently Be a self-starter with a positive attitude Interact positively with the public Additional Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age Work a minimum of 3 days a week for fall and spring semesters and 5 days a week for the summer Must be willing to work weekends and holidays Must be willing to work 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Further Comments

Summer 2017 Internship: Accepting Resumes: February 15-March 15th Internship Start Date: May 16, 2017 Internship End Date: August 19, 2017


unpaid/no housing

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and reference letter to

National Aviary
700 Arch St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: 412-323-7235

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