Gator Country Louisiana Internship

Agency
Gator Country Louisiana
Location
Natchitoches Louisiana
Job Category
Internships
Salary
Free Housing $500 monthly stipend
Start Date
04/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
06/30/2021
Description
This one of a kind internship, based at one of the biggest alligator parks west of the Mississippi, will give you numerous types of experience that you won’t be able to get anywhere else. You will work alongside and learn from the biggest nuisance alligator catchers in the state of Texas, all while educating the public about American Alligators and the conservation of various other reptiles. You will work hands on everyday with the largest reptiles in the country, as well as venomous and non-venomous snakes, and even some mammals! A typical day includes waking up to feed and care for animals in the park before it opens to the public. Once guests arrive you are responsible for showing them around the facilities, taking out animals for them to touch and hold, and talking to them about what makes each and every animal we have so interesting. When there aren’t many guests in the park, your responsibilities can include general exhibit maintenance, construction, landscaping, and even animal training. You will also have the opportunity to participate in shows and events offsite to a variety of different audiences. This is a fast-paced internship that requires you to always be on your toes and think quickly. You never know when a nuisance call will come in and you need to assist one of the handlers with the catch, or when an alligator in the park will break out of a pen and you have to secure it. So if you want to get more hands-on with reptiles than you can anywhere else, all while sharing your love and passion for these animals with people from all over the world, then come intern at Gator Country Rescue!
Qualifications
Applicants must possess or be currently pursuing a degree in animal biology, wildlife management, herpetology, environmental science, zoology, or any other focus involving animals, conservation, or education. We are primarily an educational facility so applicants will be required to present educational shows and private tours for customers on a daily basis. You must be willing to work under undesirable conditions including high heat and humidity, biting and stinging insects, inclement weather, and stressful situations where the applicant will need to think quickly and creatively. Gator Country presents three educational shows per day so applicants must be comfortable with public speaking. Applicants must be in good physical condition and be able to lift a minimum of 80 lbs. A valid Drivers' License is required and having your own transportation is preferred. Applicants must be able to intern for a minimum of 3 months to fulfill the internship program.
Contact Person
Shannon Saurage
Contact Phone
409-550-9000
Contact eMail
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