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Lake Superior Zoo

Duluth's Lake Superior Zoo is the only zoo in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Since 1923, Information technology has provided up-close animal practices that inspire connections to wildlife and action towards conservation. The zoo's picturesque property includes rocky hillsides, majestic pines and beautiful Kingsbury Creek. Information technology is one of the region's most popular year-round attractions

Animal Care Internship

The Animal Care team at the Lake Superior Zoo are seeking motivated individuals with an interest in animal husbandry to apply for the summer internship program.
Overview:
At the Lake Superior Zoo we care for over 300 animals of a variety of taxa.  Animal care interns work primarily with our education animals (reptiles, birds, small mammals, etc.), Australian animals, Nocturnal animals, and/or domestic hoofstock, while also having opportunities to lgain about primates and large carnivores.  Internships are approximately three months long though qualified interns may request to extend the internship to six months on a case by case basis.  Spring, summer, and fall internship sessions are available.
Learning Opportunities and Job responsibilities:
   » Best practices in animal welfare
   » Cleaning animal enclosures and holding areas
   » Diet preparation and distribution with general nutrition
   » Environmental enrichment and its function in animal management
   » Guest interaction and education
   » Observation expertise and proper animal handling and/or interaction
   » Orientation to everyday recordkeeping and medical care
   » Overview of positive reinforcement training and its application
 
Summer internship dates are flexible but generally run mid-May through August.  Applications for the summer session are due by April 1st.  College credit may be earned upon request, email for more details.
Requirements:
   » Internships are unpaid, do not provide housing, and have a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week.
   » candidates should be enrolled or recently enrolled in a degree program in biology or a related field
   » Must have the capability to work with people of all ages, abilities, and cultures
   » Candidates need to be dependable, cooperative, and self-motivated
   » A negative TB test is required before beginning the internship
 

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The internship application can be found here: http://www.lszooduluth.org/about-the-zoo/employment/internships/Please send your completed application along with a cover letter, resume, and one letter of reference to Emily Perala at eperala@lszoo.org. For more information, email or call Emily (218) 730-4500 x104 or visit the intern page on our website at http://www.lszooduluth.org/about-the-zoo/employment/internships/.Lake Superior Zooc/o Emily Perala7210 Fremont StreetDuluth, MN 55807
Lake Superior Zoo
7210 Fremont St
Duluth, MN 55807
Phone: 218-730-4500
Fax: 218-723-3750
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Post Date: 01/19/2018 / Viewed 61 times
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Company: Duluth , MN
Contact Email: eperala@lszoo.org


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