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North America Internship (Fall)

Columbus Zoo
Powell, Ohio, US
Closing date
Aug 19, 2022

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Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
Conservation science
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Employment Type
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Overview The goal of this internship is to provide a basic understanding of general husbandry of the animals located in the North America region. Interns will gain hands-on experience in the field while learning the day-to-day responsibilities of a full-time Zookeeper. Responsibilities Responsibilities will include but are not limited to assisting full-time keepers with projects, preparing animal diets, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures and exhibits, observing animals and reporting any behavioral changes, designing and delivering educational interpretation to the general public regarding animal behavior, habitat and conservation issues, maintaining area grounds and buildings 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. Qualifications * 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. Hours: Minimum of 20 hours/week for 12 to 16 weeks

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