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Audubon Nature Institute

Basic Sea Lion Intern - Zoo

The Sea Lion Department is seeking candidates for 2019 internship positions in marine mammal training and care.
Internship Overview:
The Basic Sea Lion Internship at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana is designed for college students or recent college graduates who are interested in a career in marine mammal training. Our interns work side-by-side with practiced marine mammal trainers and educators. Interns will be exposed to all aspects of the everyday care and training of California sea lions. We are currently seeking interns for our SPRING internship that will run from January/February - March/April. For qualified hard working candidates there is the opportunity to take part in the Advanced Sea Lion Internship following the completion of the Basic requirements.
Job responsibilities:
   » Assist in diet preparation, exhibit maintenance, cleaning, water quality testing and other section responsibilities.
   » Assist trainers in training and husbandry sessions.
   » Implement enrichment for sea lions and design original enrichment.
   » Complete weekly study guides and quizzes.
   » Participate in lecture series given by the training staff.
   » Speak on microphone during everyday educational presentations in the Sea Lion Theater.
   » Can gain the opportunity to feed and ask for basic behaviors.

   » Must be at least 18 years old.
   » Must have prosperously completed one semester of college.
   » Must be able to afford housing, food, and transportation to and from the zoo as this is a full time (40 hours per week) unpaid internship.
   » Must be available for the full 14 week internship period.
   » Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work in all weather environments (extreme heat and humidity, rain, and freezing temperatures).
   » Must provide a current negative TB test prior to start date.
   » Must be able to acquire housing on own.
   » Must be a self motivated, upbeat, and hard working individual.

In the event their 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:

Send cover letter and one page resume via e-mail, Attn: Emily Dombrowski. Please write "Basic Internship" in the subject line.Applications are due December 15, 2018 for the SPRINGinternship (January/February - March/April).
Audubon Nature Institute
6500 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118

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