The goal of this internship is to provide a basic understanding of general husbandry of the animals located in Asia Quest. Interns will gain hands-on experience in the field as they grow in their positions. They will be an important part of the team while assisting in achieving the Zoo's mission.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting full-time keeper staff in preparing animal diets, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures and exhibits, observing animals and reporting any behavioral changes, learning basic training skills through observation, maintaining area grounds and buildings, interacting with the public and performing other duties as assigned. Interns will also be required to complete various quizzes, trainings, projects, and a final reflection paper assigned by the department.
During your time as an intern in Asia Quest Department, under the guidance of Full time staff, you will be able to work around a diverse collection of birds and hoof stock. You will also observe the care and training of such animals as Amur Tigers and Sloth bears.