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Herpetological Husbandry Intern (Zoo)

Company: Audubon Nature Institute
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Audubon Nature Institute Herpetological Husbandry Intern (Zoo) Audubon Zoo is currently seeking enthusiastic candidates for its herpetological husbandry internship program. Internship Overview: This internship program is geared towards individuals interested in pursuing a career in zoo herpetology and will provide valuable opportunities to gain experience working with a diverse collection of more than 100 species of reptiles and amphibians in an AZA accredited institution. Excluding venomous taxa, the Herpetological Husbandry Intern will participate in all aspects of the day to day husbandry of the zoo s reptile and amphibian collection and assist the herpetology department with daily routines and various other tasks. These will include, but are not limited to diet preparation and feeding, cleaning, exhibit maintenance, maintaining live feeder invertebrate colonies, data collection and record-keeping, and monitoring health and behavior. Additional assistance with planned research projects may also be possible, and all interns are expected to complete an independent project of their own during the program. The next internship position is slated to begin in Spring 2020. Although flexible, this program requires a minimum commitment of two days per week (totaling a minimum of 16 hours per week). This is an unpaid internship. Qualifications: * Current enrollment in, or recent graduation from, a college or university biology program (or related field) * Prior experience working with captive reptiles and amphibians and familiarity with their biology * Ability to lift 50 pounds and work outdoors in all weather conditions * Ability to work individually and as a team and follow directions from others * Valid driver's license with dependable transportation Salary Unpaid How to Apply Interested candidates should email their resume/cv, letter of interest, and two professional references to: **************************** In the event their preferred placement has been filled, qualified applicants may be referred to other Audubon departments. By submitting application materials, the candidate agrees to release their information to our internship staff. Audubon Nature Institute 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118 Visit our website Return to All Job Posts Edit your job posting General Settings * Title (limited to 100 characters) * * Description * * Experience * * Comments * * Salary * * Category Type * * * How should a candidate apply? * Example: the mailing address, email address, fax number or website the applicant should use to apply. * * Job Perks * Company Info * Company Name * * Address * * * * City * * State * * Zip * * Company Phone * * Company Fax * * Company Website * * Company Twitter Username * * Company Facebook Page * * About the Company * * Company Logo/Avatar * [IMAGE]Remove * JPG and GIF only, recommended size of 100x100 pixels. Contact Info Please enter your contact information below. This is for communication purposes only and will not display on your listing. * Name * * Email * or Cancel [IMAGE] Submitting your job posting... Join over 6,000 zoo and aquarium professionals worldwide

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