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PrideRock Wildlife Refuge
17194 County Road 329
Posted: August 15 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 4 Full-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionPrideRock Wildlife Refuge in Terrell, Texas is looking for interns. Interns must be 19 years old, have at least 2 years of college study in related field such as zoology, biology, wildlife management, etc. or at least 1 year of job experience in a related field such as a zoo, veterinary clinic or another sanctuary. Interns must also be in good physical condition and health, be able to lift 50 pounds, be drug free and hard working, able to take initiative, motivated and dedicated. On site housing available. Internships are for a period of three months and a non-paid position. PrideRock seeks enthusiastic individuals who are dedicated to educating themselves about big cats, bears, and other wildlife while maintaining very strict safety protocols. Work hours are Monday-Saturday with light duties on Sunday.
ResponsibilitiesSome job duties include daily care and diet preparation, cleaning enclosures, light maintenance and some behavioral target training. Providing enrichment for the cats.
RequirementsMust be able to work in all weather conditions.Applications accepted year round. Internship time frames for Fall are August-November; Winter is November-February; Spring is February-May and Summer is May-August.
No uniforms are provided. Comfortable, light-weight clothing in the summer heat is advisable with work boots or tennis shoes. In the winter (Nov-March) you will need layers of clothing, gloves and work boots, along with rain gear. You will need to provide your own meals at lunch, normally taken around noon to 1 p.m.
Must turn in: application, cover letter, including previous experience and/or education, why you have choosen PrideRock and what your goals are. Also needed are a resume, recent photo and proof of tetanus shot within 3 years. Go to www.priderock.org to download application.