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The Audubon Zoo is currently accepting applications for a zookeeper internship program in their African Savanna section for the Spring session (Jan/Feb-April/May). During the course of this internship candidates will be given the exciting opportunity to work alongside some of the most profound species the African savanna has to offer and then some! The section currently includes: Southern white rhinos, red river hogs, zebra, wildebeest, guanacos, maned wolves, giant anteaters, giraffe (Reticulated and Rothschild), African painted dogs (including 10 adorable pups!), eland, and gazelle. This internship will not only provide valuable hands on experience in exotic animal husbandry, but will also teach the importance of record keeping, training, conservation and exhibit maintenance. Individuals will also be given the opportunity to perform informal public presentations in order to educate our guests on our animal’s natural histories as well as conservation initiatives.
This internship is geared towards enthusiastic, hardworking, and motivated individuals interested in the zoo keeping field as well as other conservation related careers.
Although some flexibility is built into this program, successful applicants must be able to fulfill the general requirements listed below. This is an unpaid internship and housing is not provided.
How to apply: To apply please send a cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity to EJ Nuss at email@example.com. Please be sure to indicate your preferred session(s) in your application materials.
If your preferred placement has been filled, qualified applicants may be referred to other Audubon departments. By submitting application materials, the candidate agrees to release their information to our internship staff.
Audubon Nature Institute is proud to offer excellent professional training and experience in a variety of career tracks through our internship program. Placements are seasonally available in administration, animal care, conservation, development, education, volunteer management, and others. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. To learn more about Audubon’s internship program, contact:
Maria Kohls, Volunteer & Intern Supervisor
Phone: 504.378.2524 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Audubon Internships
Basic internships last approximately 12 weeks, in which interns develop a variety of professional skills through guided instruction and hands-on experience. Some advanced placements, lasting up to 6 months, are available for well-qualified candidates.
In addition to the core curriculum provided through each professional track, Audubon offers its program participants supplemental opportunities to learn about the operations of an AZA-accredited facility, the care and management of a diverse animal collection, the tools needed to engage and inspire guests, and much more.
Audubon accepts applications for available positions on a rolling basis. If no deadline is indicated in the position description above, please refer to the schedule below for each session’s start window and application deadline. Be sure to indicate your preferred session on your application. An intern’s exact start and end date will vary according to the needs of each section.
2017 Start Windows
In order to fulfill internship program requirements, we encourage candidates to begin their seasonal placements within the start windows below.
January 8 – February 15
May 7 – June 21
July 31 – September 13
November 5 – November 29
Audubon Zoo6500 Magazine StNew Orleans, LA 70118
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