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Tanganyika Wildlife Park
1037 S. 183rd St. West
DescriptionTanganyika is seeking dedicated keeper interns to assist full-time keeper staff in completing daily routines and projects. Keeper interns will help Tanganyika to continue to provide excellent care for its animals. Additionally, interns will allow the Park to offer exciting interactive experiences during the 2014 season.
Please note, this internship is unpaid.
ResponsibilitiesInterns will perform various functions to aid and/or supplement the activities of full-time staff. Duties may include: maintaining and cleaning outside animal yards; interacting with the public through various formal and informal encounters; assisting with animal rides; educating the public by facilitating Animal Ambassador encounters; cleaning animal enclosures; and creating and distributing animal enrichment.
RequirementsKeeper interns are desired for 5-week (6/2-7/5 OR 7/7-8/9) and 10-week (6/2-8/9) terms. Preference will be given to 10-week applicants. Preference will also be given to college students or recent graduates in zoo science, biology, fisheries and wildlife biology, zoology, or related field. Availability in the morning is required, and interns should expect to work weekends and some holidays.
Excellent public speaking, customer service, and teamwork skills are required. Interns should be able to stand, sit, or walk for up to 8 hours per day, much of which will be spent outdoors. Interns should also be able to bend, stoop, and lift 50 to 75 pounds.