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Office Intern

Hiring Organization:
Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary

Date Posted:
2013-09-25

Position Description:
The office intern lives on-site and work the same hours as the intern caregivers (generally sunrise to sunset). For office internships minimum length is 10 weeks; longer internships are preferred.

Duties include:

Day-to-day social networking tasks (posting, managing friends, creating content etc.) for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media spaces.
Assist office staff with filing, copying, data entry, mailings, packing/shipping, phones, and other office tasks as needed.
Participate in special projects such as creating newsletters, email campaigns, or writing grants, or organizing special events.
Clean the office (including floors, kitchen and bathrooms).
Run errands
Provide assistance as needed for the Executive Director and staff (i.e. "gopher" jobs)

Qualifications/Experience:
Extensive experience with social media, especially Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
Strong computer skills, including file management and troubleshooting.
Commitment to animal advocacy.
Experience with Microsoft Office and Outlook.
Excellent verbal and written communication
We are looking for very special people. You must be friendly and have good communication skills, work well with others and have the ability to lead others as well as follow. You must be even-tempered and down to earth. Interns are expected to embrace the communal, family-living style at the sanctuary while they are here. The successful intern will come to Jungle Friends with an open mind and open heart, ready to work hard and become a part of the Jungle Friends family. The number one rule at Jungle Friends is: the well-being of the monkeys always comes first!

Salary/funding:
There is a fee of $75 per week of internship, to be paid in advance. For longer internships, the fee drops to $50 a week after 4 months. Following the trial, the fee must be paid in full in order to reserve the dates for your internship. Scholarships may be available in cases of hardship.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Room and board are provided at the sanctuary. This is a vegetarian organization. No meat is allowed to be consumed, cooked or stored on Jungle Friends premises, and no animal products can be purchased for use at Jungle Friends. Jungle Friends opposes exploitation of animals.

Application Deadline:
To apply please visit http://www.junglefriends.org/junglefriends/Intern_Packet.pdf The intern application packet includes the application form, reference form, and details regarding other items that must be submitted with your application, as well as more information about the internship position. Be sure to clearly indicate that application is for office internship.

Comments:
We ask that intern applicants come to Jungle Friends for a 10-day trial period to evaluate your suitability for this position. If this is not possible, an exception can only be arranged through Kari Bagnall, our Executive Director. You must be in a position to make at least an 10-week commitment to Jungle Friends. Our office internship is from 12 weeks to 1 year. We prefer longer internships.

Due to safety considerations, we will not consider applicants who smoke. An intern who is found to be smoking, whether on- or off-site, will be asked to leave immediately.

Contact Information:
Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary
13915 N SR 121
Gainesville, FL 32653
USA

Telephone Number:
(386)462-7779

Fax Number:
(386)418-0808

Website:
http://www.junglefriends.org

E-mail Address:
info@junglefriends.org

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