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Prospect Park Zoo Animal Care Intern

Company: Wildlife Conservation Society
Location: Brooklyn
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Wildlife Conservation Society [IMAGE] Prospect Park Zoo Animal Care Intern Internship Title: Prospect Park Zoo Animal Care Intern Department: Animal Department Location: Prospect Park Zoo Start Date: Rolling admission: Spring 3/15/19 & Summer 5/1/19 End date: Minimum of 6 weeks from start date with a maximum of up to 6 months 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. Internship Description: The goal of this internship is to provide 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 and a PowerPoint presentation given to staff during the term 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: * How to perform safe, proper and humane care of assigned animals according to established protocols under the direction of the appropriate wild animal keeper and /or the supervisory/curatorial staff. * How to prepare animal diets according to established protocols. * How to perform safe and proper maintenance of assigned animal exhibits, holding facilities and associated service areas according to established protocols. * How to aid the general public and provide information concerning the Prospect Park Zoo, visitor services, exhibits and the animal collection. * How to perform other related tasks and duties as assigned. * Cultivate public speaking abilities through public interpretation of Sea Lion Training Demonstrations as need by the Animal Department. What We Require: Physical Requirements: 1. The position requires outdoor work in all weather conditions. 2. Tasks require manual dexterity and ability to safely use tools (e.g. drill, wire cutters, computer keyboard). 3. Some tasks require climbing, kneeling, bending, navigating uneven terrain, and moderate lifting up to 50 pounds. Minimum Requirements: 1. Must successfully pass a background check. 2. Interest in biology or a related field with an interest in an animal care career. 3. Must be available on weekends and holidays. 4. Ability to represent WCS in a professional manner and to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with employees, colleagues, and the general public. 5. Preference will be given to undergraduate students or recent graduates studying biology, psychology, or related fields who wish to pursue a career in animal care or research. 6. Current negative TB test at your expense and prior to starting your internship. 7. You must be 18 years or older. 8. You must provide proof of health insurance. 9. You will need to provide your own footwear that will need to remain at the zoo until the completion of your internship. Please indicate the following in your statement of interest: * Why you are interested in this internship? * What you are looking to gain from this opportunity? * Tell us about you and your interests? * Will you require student credit for this internship from your college/university? For consideration, please email your statement of interest and resume/CV to: *********************, specify Animal Intern at PPZ in the subject of your email. Salary Unpaid How to Apply For consideration, please email your statement of interest and resume/CV to: *********************, specify Animal Intern at PPZ in the subject of your email. Wildlife Conservation Society Brooklyn, NY Return to All Job Posts Edit your job posting General Settings * Title (limited to 100 characters) * * Description * * Experience * * Comments * * Salary * * Category Type * * * How should a candidate apply? * Example: the mailing address, email address, fax number or website the applicant should use to apply. * * Job Perks * Company Info * Company Name * * Address * * * * City * * State * * Zip * * Company Phone * * Company Fax * * Company Website * * Company Twitter Username * * Company Facebook Page * * About the Company * * Company Logo/Avatar * [IMAGE]Remove * JPG and GIF only, recommended size of 100x100 pixels. Contact Info Please enter your contact information below. This is for communication purposes only and will not display on your listing. * Name * * Email * or Cancel [IMAGE] Submitting your job posting... Join over 6,000 zoo and aquarium professionals worldwide

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