Zoologist Intern

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Animal Alley
Ferndale, NY
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Full-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 07/08/14 — ? (Flexible)

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Internship Opportunity Announcement
“Animal Alley”
For Summer 2014
POSITION TITLE: Zoologist Intern
Animal Alley provides college/university students, recent graduates and individuals with prior college coursework in the area of biology, zoology, education, animal science or related fields an opportunity to learn about Animal Alley’s zoological operations while obtaining valuable, hands-on work experience in animal care, education and an understanding of the Animal Alley's role in education.


Animal Alley occasionally offers internship opportunities, and we are currently seeking applicants for the summer 2014 duration. Interns would receive training and be involved with the zoo operations from early July through early September, generally completing 6-12 weeks of internship experience depending upon applicant’s availability.
There are several areas of focus, including Animal Care, Education, Marketing and Animal Observation/Enrichment. Based on a student’s interest, we try and match them within their specific interest area, leading to extremely positive and beneficial internships.
Duties could involve the following areas:
1) Travel to, setup / tear down of displays at county and state fairs thru out the country plus other various events
2) The care of exotic animals including but not limited to feeding of animals, cleaning of animal habitats, animal enrichment, administration of animal’s mediations
3) Maintenance of public display area including picking up and cleaning
4) Plus other duties as needed

HOURS: Hours and days of work are flexible to the needs of Animal Alley at each particular event

COMPENSATION: There is weekly stipend of fifty dollars available, but students applying for internship opportunities will be responsible for arranging to receive credit through their university or college. Initial and ending transportation are the responsibility of the student.
Travel, meals and sparse housing will be provided
HOW TO APPLY: Any interested student should submit internship application packet. Packets include the following materials: a cover letter, resume, current copy of their transcript (it does not have to be official), two letters of recommendation from College staff and photo directly to Animal Alley. Mailing address: Animal Alley, Atten: David Stewart, 443 Stanton Corners Road, Ferndale, NY, 12734, 845-796-9536, animalalley@hvc.rr.com
APPLICATION DEADLINE: “Open until filled.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: David Stewart, 845-796-9536, animalalley@hvc.rr.com


Applicants’ should possess the following:
Willingness to travel
To work with and educate the public
Desire to work with exotic animals
Academic majors dealing with zoology and or public relations are preferred with a good grade point standing
Student’s class level can be either freshman, sophomore, junior or senior.

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