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Job Opportunity: Internship - Primate Canyon (Unpaid):Memphis , TN

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Memphis Zoo

It all began in 1906 with a black bear named Natch - a retired baseball mascot. Today, the Memphis Zoo spans 70 acres and is home to more than 4,500 animals, representing over 500 different species.

Internship - Primate Canyon (Unpaid)

The Memphis Zoo has an exciting internship opportunity with the Primate Canyon team. Interns will work with keepers to gain firsthand practice on all aspects of animal husbandry including but not limited to: cleaning, exhibit maintenance, diet prep, public presentations, enrichment, and training. The Primate Canyon team cares for over 13 different species including great and lesser apes, monkeys, and Asian small-clawed otters. The ideal candidate for this position should be seeking a career in the animal care field and should be highly-motivated, organized, hard-working, positive, and enjoy working in a team environment. The intern will be required to complete a special project covering observational, research, enrichment or another area of interest seen fit by the team. This internship is unpaid, and housing will not be provided.  Internship will begin in September and end in December. Start and end dates are flexible.

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Requirements:-candidates should be able to work in all weather conditions -candidates should be able to lift over 50 pounds-Proof of a current negative Tuberculosis test-Must be able to commit to a 10-12-week program and work 40 hours per week-Preference is given to those currently studying in a related science field or those who have just completed one. All candidates must have completed their freshman year at an accredited college or university and must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.-Must pay a $50 volunteer fee to cover shirt, badge, and background check

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Applications can be found at https://www.memphiszoo.org/volunteer. Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and professional references. Materials should be emailed to volunteer@memphiszoo.org with the applicant's last name and ?Primate Canyon internship? in the subject line. Applications with incomplete materials will not be considered. Deadline to apply is July 1, 2018.
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Post Date: 06/14/2018 / Viewed 14 times
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