Intern, St. Louis, MO

World Bird Sanctuary
World Bird Sanctuary
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Would you like to join our flock? World Bird Sanctuary is looking for interns! Our 12 week internship program prepares aspiring animal caretakers for a career in the animal world. As a WBS intern, you will gain valuable hands-on experience with animal husbandry, behavior training, enclosure maintenance, records keeping, wildlife rehabilitation, and educational programming and outreach. During your internship, you will have the opportunity to work alongside, and receive continuous training and feedback from our experienced staff members in each part of the sanctuary. It is our goal to provide you with the knowledge and experience necessary to help you land your first job in this competitive field!
Work Environment ● Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions. World Bird Sanctuary is open to the public 363 days out of the year; therefore, all positions require employees and interns to work some weekends, holidays, and evenings. ● Must be able to do work such as lifting, bending, stooping, and carrying heavy objects. ● Must be comfortable learning food preparation for carnivorous animals. Eligibility ● Must be 18 years of age or older ● College degree or working towards is preferred, but not required ● Personal transportation is recommended, but not required ● Ability to work in a fast paced environment ● Positive attitude and strong work ethic ● An interest in birds! Compensation and Hours ● Internships are unpaid ● Onsite housing is available for out of town interns ● Interns typically work 40 hours a week ● Internships are 12 weeks long ● We are happy to work with interns to receive college credit for their internship with World Bird Sanctuary Seasonal Application Deadlines The World Bird Sanctuary internship program is available year round. ● Fall Term (September – December): July 1 ● Spring Term (January – April): November 1 ● Summer Term (May-August): March 1
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