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Bird (Crane) Internship (Species Survival Center- Stipend Position)

Company: Audubon Nature Institute
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Audubon Nature Institute Bird (Crane) Internship (Species Survival Center- Stipend Position) Location: Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center (FMASSC) New Orleans, LA Department: Husbandry Application due date: January 31, 2020 Position Dates: March- Sept/Nov 2020 Time Commitment: 8 month internship (32 weeks) Works 5 days per week (40 hrs). Including weekends and holidays. Benefits: Free onsite housing Stipend $200 per week (before taxes) About the Species Survival Center: The Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center (FMASSC) is one of the facilities run by the Audubon Nature Institute. It is a unique piece of property that expands approximately 1,000 acres in an area south of downtown New Orleans. The FMASSC is historically known for its innovative research in exotic feline reproduction at its research facility, the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species (ACRES). Currently FMASSC runs several programs, including; the Coastal Wildlife Network, which rehabilitates sea turtles and marine mammals; the Crane Recovery Programs, which breeds and releases endangered whooping crane and Mississippi sandhill cranes; the G.U.L.F. Program, which works with sustainable fishery projects in the Gulf of Mexico; and the most recent, the Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife (ASW). The Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife is the new partnership between Audubon Nature Institute and San Diego Zoo Global; its mission to become a large breeding center for endangered species of hoofstock and birds. Summary of Position: Interns will gain valuable hands-on experience working with a large collection of endangered whooping cranes and Mississippi sandhill cranes and other various bird species at this AZA certified facility. Interns will gain experience in husbandry, enrichment, record keeping, diet preparation, monitoring animal behavior, assist in egg processing, costume-rearing of chicks, artificial insemination, pen design and maintenance, and veterinary procedures as they relate to general animal care. This internship offers a stipend and free onsite housing. The position is contingent on passing a background check and drug test. Duties and Responsibilities: Daily tasks include, but are not limited to: * Diet preparation * Feeding * Cleaning enclosures (raking, sweeping, mopping, hosing etc.) * Behavioral observations * Facility maintenance (fence repair, mowing, weed eating, painting, etc.) * Helping maintain and service incubators and the eggs within * Wearing heavy denim costumes while walking, feeding, and cleaning around chicks * Daily care for individual birds, pairs, flocks, and chicks * Preparation and administering of enrichment items * Assist staff with veterinary procedures when required * Interns living on grounds are expected to keep the house clean Requirements: * A sincere interest in birds. * Strong interest in animal care, husbandry and conservation. * Comprehensive understanding of avian imprinting and it s relation to costume rearing * Capable of accurately following written and verbal directions, policies and protocols. * Good attitude and solid work ethic. * Ability to work alone or as part of a team. * Ability to work outdoors in physically demanding adverse conditions (heat, humidity, rain, biting insects, poison ivy, and snakes etc.), limited visibility, and lift 50 lbs. * Up-to-date tetanus vaccination and proof of negative TB skin test prior to beginning work. * Must be able to pass a background check and drug test. Salary Stipend How to Apply How to Apply: Send the following to Michelle Hatwood, *****************************, by January 31, 2020. -Coverletter please state the intern position you are applying for in your coverletter -Resume -3 Reference contacts 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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