Asia Quest Internship, Fall 2021

The Columbus Zoological Park Association
Powell, Ohio, US
Jun 04, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
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The goal of this internship is to provide a basic understanding of general husbandry of the animals located in Asia Quest. Interns will gain hands-on experience in the field as they grow in their positions. They will be an important part of the team while assisting in achieving the Zoo's mission.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting full-time keeper staff in preparing animal diets, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures and exhibits, observing animals and reporting any behavioral changes, learning basic training skills through observation, maintaining area grounds and buildings, interacting with the public and performing other duties as assigned. Interns will also be required to complete various quizzes, trainings, projects, and a final reflection paper assigned by the department.

During your time as an intern in Asia Quest Department, under the guidance of Full time staff, you will be able to work around a diverse collection of birds and hoof stock. You will also observe the care and training of such animals as Amur Tigers and Sloth bears.

  • Second Year College Student or recent graduate (2 years or less) in Zoology, Biology, Wildlife Management, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine or related program.
  • 3.0 or above accumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale preferred.
  • TB test required.
  • Prior animal care experience preferred.
  • Ability to balance multiple assignments successfully.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be neat in appearance and maintain courteous behavior at all times.
  • Ability to work in varied weather conditions (i.e. extreme heat, cold, rain, snow).
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays (July 4th, Memorial Day, Columbus Day) required.
  • Subject to BMV check.
  • Subject to Criminal Background check.
  • Due to the safety of our staff and animals, fully COVID-19 vaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged.

    This position will require a negative 2-Step TB Test. Please keep in mind that the TB Test must either be completed prior to a COVID-19 Vaccination or administered 28 days from the last COVID-19 vaccination.

Hours: Minimum of 20 hours a week for for 12 to 16 weeks