Intern Description Audubon Zoo New Orleans,
LA Animal Training Internship
Deadline for application: January 3, 2008
Have you ever dreamt of catching beads at Mardi Gras, eating delicious jambalaya while listening to famous jazz musicians, or being so close to sealions that you can smell their fishy breath?
You can experience this and more by participating in an internship with the Audubon Zoo!
This hands-on internship is geared towards college students or recent graduates that are aspiring to become marine mammal trainers.
Interns will be exposed to all aspects of the daily care and training of California sea lions.
This internship is designed to give aspiring trainers educational and career experience. Interns will be responsible for a number of tasks throughout the day such as diet preparation, sanitation, exhibit maintenance and cleaning, public presentations, guest interactions, animal observations, and the participation in animal training and husbandry sessions.
Depending on your skill level and motivation, your internship can be tailored so that you can get the most of out your time here.
Candidates must be highly self-motivated, willing to work hard and get dirty, but to also have some fun at the same time.
This internship involves heavy lifting of up to 50lbs. All candidates must be willing to workfull-time, 40 hours per week, including weekends and some holidays for no less than three months.
No housing is provided, but Audubon Zoo is located within walking distance of two major colleges so room mates will be easy to find.
Please send cover letter stating your interests and your resume via e-mail (subject: internship application) or regular mail.
Contact Information Audubon Zoo
Sea Lion Department
Magazine St New Orleans,
LA 70118 USA
Phone: +1 360 339 0803