Animal Care Internship (Carnivores) – Minnesota

Agency
Wildlife Science Center
Location
Stacy, MN
Job Category
Internships
Salary
Unpaid
Last Date to Apply
11/10/2017
Website
http://www.wildlifesciencecenter.org
Description
The Wildlife Science Center (WSC) is a nationally recognized education and research facility that is home to birds of prey, critically endangered red, Mexican gray, and gray wolves, bears, cougars, foxes, bobcats, raccoons, skunks, and lynx. WSC is a unique wolf center that: 1) Provides education programs to 20,000 – 25,000 people annually. 2) Conducts and assists in research involving wolf physiology, behavior, reproduction, and genetics. 3) Trains both student and professional biologists alike through wildlife handling courses. 4) Assists with the conservation of critically endangered red and Mexican gray wolves. Animal care interns will gain valuable wildlife handling experience while observing and/or participating in cutting-edge research and taking advantage of critical networking opportunities with prominent wildlife professionals. Primary Internship Responsibilities: • Assist staff with daily animal maintenance chores (i.e. feed, water, clean enclosures, process road-kill deer, etc.) • Maintain daily records. • Assist with the construction of any new enclosures or other projects. • Assist with ongoing research and animal immobilizations. • Assist with maintenance and security of facility and grounds. • Assist with other various duties as needed. Start dates for winter interns are negotiable throughout December and early January, based on the prospective intern's institution. Limited housing is available. All internships are unpaid, 12 to 16 weeks in length, and 20 to 40 hours per week. Find more information, and application materials, on our website: http://www.wildlifesciencecenter.org/internship To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, two completed reference forms (found on our website), and the completed application form (also found on our website) to Roberta@wildlifesciencecenter.org by November 10th, 2017.
Qualifications
• Undergraduate, graduate student or recent graduate, preferably interested in wildlife and/or natural resources education • Must be at least 18 years old and able to sign a liability waiver • Ability to work outside in various weather conditions (i.e. 90% outside, inclement weather) • Ability to lift 50-100 lbs • Ability to accommodate occasional unusual work hours (i.e. overnights, weekends, etc.) • Willingness to handle carcasses and tolerate other unusual conditions • Ability to work with others and independently • Must be able to take and follow directions, completing appointed tasks in a timely manner • Must be punctual and have regular attendance. • Possess a willingness to learn • 1st aid and CPR recommended (WSC will provide training, as needed.) • Highly motivated to support the Wildlife Science Center • Willing to abide by the Wildlife Science Center’s mission, vision and values
Contact Person
Roberta Ryan
Contact eMail
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