This unique internship allows for hands on learning with some of the largest reptiles in the world, as well as gaining experience in environmental education.
Expectations: Duties for the intern will include general animal husbandry, animal training, general exhibit maintenance, maintaining park grounds and public education.
Applicants with, will be, or currently pursuing a degree in animal biology, wildlife management, herpetology, environmental science, zoology or any other study focus in involving animals, conservation, or education will be considered. We are a huge educational facility so applicants will be required to present educational shows for customers on a daily basis either in a group or walking tour setting. Applicants must be willing to work under a variety of conditions including high heat and humidity, biting, and stinging insects, and certain stressful situations where the applicant will need to think quickly and creatively. This is an alligator sanctuary, so applicants will be working with large American alligators which can be very dangerous. Applicants must be in good physical condition, being able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs. Applicants must have a valid Drivers' License and preferably would have their own transportation. Gator Country presents three educational shows per day, so applicants must me comfortable in public speaking. Applicants must be able to intern a Minimum of 3 months to fulfill the internship program.
Ability to work weekends around holidays, experience handling reptiles and knowledge of crocodilian and reptile conservation desired but not required. Public speaking skills much needed or ability to learn quickly.
Send a cover letter, resume, contact information with three references, unofficial transcript and any other pertinent information to Jessica Hammonds at Jessica@gatorrescue.com. Please send attachments PDF format.