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Primate Husbandry Internship (3-month)

Hiring Organization:
Lemur Conservation Foundation

Date Posted:

Position Description:
The Lemur Conservation Foundation is offering a 3 month internship from May to August 2020 (dates flexible) in primate husbandry. LCF's internship offers an exceptional opportunity to receive training at an AZA certified-related institution, with a strong commitment to conservation, education, and animal care. The Primate Husbandry Intern will be trained in these high standards of care, including training in proper cleaning, exhibit maintenance, enrichment, diet preparation, basic medical care, and daily monitoring of behavior and heath. The purpose of the 3 month internship is to help the intern gain experience related to their education. LCF will work with students to document necessary time or projects needed to gain university credit for the internship.

The Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of lemurs through managed breeding, non-invasive scientific research, and education. LCF sits on a 130-acre, non-public, reserve in Myakka City, Florida. The reserve is currently home to six species of lemurs in both semi-free ranging habitats and traditional indoor/outdoor habitats. The reserve is remotely located; however a variety of culture and entertainment including state parks, beaches, art museums, zoo, aquariums, botanical gardens and theaters can be found nearby in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Tampa.

-Available to work 40 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months
-Interns should be enrolled in or recently graduated with an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a Life Sciences or related field from an accredited college or university
+ Candidates seeking academic credit must have arrangements agreed upon between LCF and their school before beginning the internship.
-Valid driver's license and dependable transportation
-Proof of negative TB test within the last 12 months and tetanus vaccination within the last 5 years
-Proof of health insurance coverage for illness or injury
-Available to work weekends and holidays
-Must be physically able to stoop, bend, reach, climb, lift, carry or push at least 50 pounds in a south Florida climate
-Ability to be an effective team member, often times with minimal supervision
-Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
-Ability to remain calm and think rationally under pressure
-Strong attention to detail
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Experience working with animals is preferred

The 3-month internship is unpaid though onsite housing with utilities is provided. Housing is shared, non-smoking, no pets, and additional codes of conduct apply.

Term of Appointment:
May 2020 to Augut 2020

Application Deadline:
March 11, 2020

Interested candidates should email the following documents to by March 11th to be considered:
-Letter of interest including dates of availability and any prior obligations and time-off requirements
-Resume or CV with contact information for 3 references
-School transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)
-Letters of recommendation (optional but encouraged)

Contact Information:
Caitlin Kenney
Zoological Manager
Lemur Conservation Foundation
PO Box 249
Myakka City, FL 34251
941-322-9264 (fax)

Contact Information:
Caitlin Kenney
PO Box 249
Myakka City, FL 34251

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