Animal Care Department Internships:
The Utica Zoo is offers Animal Care Department Internships during the summer season each year. The internship begins May 28 and lasts for approximately 9 weeks. Interns will work under the direct supervision of the animal care staff and assist in all aspects of their daily activities. This is a VERY hands on internship. Duties will include cleaning, feeding, record keeping, enrichment, diet preparation, exhibit maintenance/construction, as well as assisting during veterinary procedures and education programming. Interns will be required to conduct short presentations to the public daily. Intern positions are available in a number of specialized areas within the zoo. The internship is very physical and demanding. Interns must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs as well as be prepared to work in various weather and environmental conditions. Direct physical contact with animals is often limited. Applicants must be enrolled in or have graduated from a college level zoology, biology, pre-vet, wildlife or related program. The internship is unpaid. Housing may be available but is NOT guaranteed. Transportation is the responsibility of the intern. Proof of a negative TB test, along with a recent tetanus vaccination is required.
Contact Details: Resumes with appropriate cover letters should be sent to Mike Bates, Animal Curator, Utica Zoo, 99 Steele Hill Road, Utica, NY, 13501. Email: email@example.com. Fax: 315-738-0475. The cover letter should include your areas of interest, goals and what you can offer the zoo.
Education Department Internships:
Interns will work under the direct supervision of education department staff and assist in all aspects of their daily activities. These duties include cleaning, feeding, record keeping and enrichment for a small collection of education animals. Interns will also assist in education programming, including daily animal presentations, zoomobiles and zoo camp sessions. Interns will be required to conduct presentations to the public daily.
Contact Details: Resumes with appropriate cover letters should be sent to Mary Hall, Education Manager, Utica Zoo, 99 Steele Hill Road, Utica, NY, 13501. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 315-738-0475. The cover letter should include your areas of interest, goals and what you can offer the zoo.
Summer internship applications should be submitted by March 31st.
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