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Zookeeper Internship

Company: Potawatomi Zoo
Location: South Bend
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Job Description:

Potawatomi Zoo The Potawatomi Zoo is a 23-acre zoo located in South Bend, Indiana, United States. The zoo is run and maintained by the Potawatomi Zoological Society, but also still remains city owned. Founded in 1902, it is the oldest zoo in Indiana. It features over 400 animals and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The zoo has over 200,000 visitors each year. [IMAGE] Zookeeper Internship The Potawatomi Zoo is now accepting intern applications for all of 2020! There are three seasonal opportunities with each session lasting around 16 weeks. The internship program is designed to offer hands-on experience to those interested in entering the zookeeper profession. Interns will be expected to shadow zookeepers in their daily routines. By doing so interns will gain knowledge and experience of a variety of animal taxon through basic husbandry, enrichment, training, diets, exhibit design and maintenance, medical care, animal knowledge, and more. 2020 Internship dates: Summer Session: May 4 August 22; Deadline to apply is March 30th, 2020 Fall Session: August 31st -December 19; Deadline to apply is July 28th, 2020. EACH SESSION IS LIMITED TO 6 INTERNS; SPACES ARE OPEN UNTIL FILLED, SO DON T DELAY! Requirements: * Must be 18 or older to apply * Vaccinations should be up to date. Proof of negative TB test (within the past 6 months) is required prior to start date for all interns. Records of these must be submitted before working with these animals. * Available to intern weekends and holidays * Available to intern 40 hours a week for a 16-week period; schedule is 8 hr days, 5 days per week (8:00 am 4:30 pm). Schedule is subject to change during the open season (7:00 am - 3:30 pm or 9:00 am 5:30 pm). * 2020 Open Season runs April, 2020 November, 2020 * Follow all Potawatomi Zoo Protocols. * Zookeeper work can be physically demanding. Interns must be able to work in small spaces, awkward positions that require bending and stretching, and be able to safely lift 50 lbs. * Tolerance of strong odors, dust, hay, animal fur/hair/dander and weather conditions. * College student or recent graduate in biology, zoology, or related field is preferred. To apply, intern candidates must submit the following: * Resume * Fill out a zookeeper intern application * Cover letter explaining the applicant s: * Goals and how this internship will help achieve those goals * Relevant skills, activities, experience and/or classes * School requirements for internship credit (if applicable) The intern program is an unpaid education internship, of which housing and medical coverage is not included. Preference will be given to science majors enrolled in a Bachelor Degree program Salary Unpaid How to Apply Application material may be emailed, mailed or faxed to: Volunteer Coordinator Potawatomi Zoo 500 S Greenlawn Ave South Bend, IN 46615 Phone: Fax: Visit our website Like us on Facebook 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... Questions? Please reach out at anytime =========================== Contact AZA Resources * Zoo & Aquarium Finder * Connect Magazine AZA News * Facebook AZA Animals * Instagram AZA Animals * Twitter AZA Animals * Pinterest AZA Animals * Youtube AZA Animals * 1997 - 2020 AZA All Rights Reserved * Corporate Partnerships * Photo Credits * Sitemap * Privacy Policy * Terms of Use * Memphis Web Design by Speak I Accept This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. If you continue using our website, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website and you agree to our Privacy Policy. Find a Zoo or Aquarium Donate to AZA Contact Us Member Login Search the site Find a member Donate to AZA Contact Us Member Login Search the site Find a member Donate to AZA Contact Us Member Login Search the site

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