Intern Duties at the Bear Sanctuary
Picking up and/or unloading supplies, including 50-pound bags of seed and 35-pound bags of fruit and nuts. Heavy lifting is often a part of the job and is therefore required.
Daily cleanup of feeding areas and scat removal
Maintaining the property, including carpentry projects
Planting, mulching, weed-eating and other landscape improvement projects
Preparing and distributing bear food mixtures
Splitting firewood, road maintenance and other miscellaneous tasks
Maintain records on bear activity and behavior
There are also opportunities to work with the MN DNR on the MN annual berry study
Research projects are sometimes available upon request. If it is a requirement for your internship, an advisor must oversee the research project
Cooking meals for staff and volunteers, and kitchen cleanup
Jobs during evening/visitors’ hours include:
Assisting with admission and parking cars
Greeting visitors on their arrival
Talking with the public and answering their questions
Educating the public about black bears, ecology, behavior, practical environmental conservation and land stewardship
Preparing formal 3-8 minute deck talks that interpret bear behavior and debunk any myths and misconceptions our visitors may have regarding bears
Execute a prepared 5 minute introductory bus talk on the history of the bears and Vince Shute
Sale of souvenirs and educational materials in the gift shop
Promoting membership to the American Bear Association
YOU MUST BE OVER 18 YRS OLD TO HOLD AN INTERN POSITION WITH ABA
How do I apply?
Fill in an Internship Application and email it to us. Applicants must also send; a resume, a letter of recommendation, proof of health insurance and one reference. We are currently accepting applications for the upcoming 2019 season. The application deadline for 2019 is April 15th, 2019.