2024 Winter/Spring 6-Month Big Cat Internships (Free Housing) – Nevada

Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary
Imlay, NV
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Free Housing & $600 Monthly Stipend
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Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Northern Nevada, is currently accepting applications for two six-month winter/spring internships. One position is available starting in early January 2024 and another in early February 2024. These positions will provide a unique opportunity to work with big cats, small wild felids, bears, and native wildlife. Interns will gain extensive experience and skills necessary to pursue paid animal care positions. When a staff position becomes available, Safe Haven’s preference is to hire employees who have worked previously as interns. Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, meeting over 500 animal care recommendations, and is the only GFAS big cat accredited organization in Nevada. Safe Haven provides lifelong care to abandoned, surrendered, and confiscated exotics, and wildlife not eligible for reintroduction. Responsibilities: Provide daily animal husbandry, medications, species-specific diets, and supplementation. Daily animal feedings. Habitat and den cleaning. Assists in safe capture procedures (small animals only). Participates in emergency training and evacuation drills. Provides animal enrichment. Assists with habitat building. Provides informal educational tours to the public. Assists in lifting and positioning sedated animals during on-site veterinary exams Compensation and Benefits: We offer one of the highest-paid stipends and free onsite housing including a full kitchen, wifi, washer/dryer, and a $600.00 monthly stipend. Housing is shared, non-smoking, no pets and additional codes of conduct apply. 40-hour work week with two consecutive days off per week.
Requirements: Must be 18 years or older. Prefer recent graduates or students working toward a degree in animal science, zoology, biology and environmental sciences. Self-motivated and hard-working. Professional attitude and ability to work with other interns and staff. Must be comfortable with interacting with the public. Able to lift at 50 pounds and work in inclement weather. Must adhere to safety protocols and no-contact policy. Any and all violations involving direct physical contact will result in immediate dismissal. Work 8+ hour shifts, 5 days per week, including weekends and holidays. Must have own vehicle and valid driver’s license. Must be able to commit to a 6-month internship. Submitted materials will be reviewed and a phone interview scheduled. Applicants can submit a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to:
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Lynda Sugasa
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