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Job Opportunity: African Savanna Hoofstock Intern - Zoo:New Orleans , LA

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Audubon Nature Institute

African Savanna Hoofstock Intern - Zoo

The Hoofstock department is currently seeking candidates for its 2018 internship placements. Placements are still available for the Winter Session (November - February).
The Audubon Zoo is currently accepting applications for a zookeeper internship program in their African Savanna section. During this internship, candidates will be given the opportunity to work alongside some of the most exciting species the African savanna has to offer and then some! The section currently includes: Southern White Rhinos, White-bearded Wildebeest, Red River Hogs, Plains Zebra, Thomson’s Gazelle, Maned wolves, Giraffe (Reticulated and Rothschild), and African Painted Dogs. This internship not only provides valuable hands on practice in exotic animal husbandry, but will also teach the importance of record keeping, training, conservation, and exhibit maintenance. Individuals will also be given the opportunity to execute informal public presentations to help educate our guests on our animals’ natural histories and conservation initiatives.
Internship Overview:
This internship is geared towards enthusiastic, hardworking, and motivated individuals interested in the zoo keeping field as well as other conservation related careers.
Although some flexibility is built into this program, prosperous candidates must be able to fulfill the general requirements listed below. This is an unpaid internship and housing is not provided.
Time commitment: 
   » 12 weeks (3 months) with a minimum of 4 days (8 hours/day) per week including holidays and weekends. Schedules are flexible and more hours may be available if desired. Start/End dates are also flexible.
Working conditions:
   » The majority of the work for this internship entails manual work outdoors. Therefore, candidates must be willing and able to work in all weather conditions.
   » Must be comfortable working around animals of all sizes and behave appropriately
   » Must be able to regularly push, pull, lift, and carry heavy objects (up to 75 pounds)
   » Must be able to walk/stand for extended periods of time
   » Must provide proof of a current negative TB test 
Minimum Appropriate qualifications:
   » Must be at least 18 years old.
   » Must demonstrate an interest in animal care and husbandry. Previous animal care practice and/or coursework in a related field is preferred.
   » Must be able to follow both written and verbal instructions and effectively communicate with coworkers.
   » Must be able to educate our guests about wildlife in a fun and friendly manner. 
income:  Unpaid
If your preferred placement has been filled, qualified candidates may be referred to other Audubon departments. By submitting application materials, the candidate agrees to release their information to our internship staff.



How to submit the application:

To apply please send a cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity to EJ Nuss at Please be sure to indicate your preferred session(s) in your application materials.
Audubon Nature Institute
6500 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118

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