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Zookeeper Sanctuary Intern

Hiring Organization:
Kids Saving the Rainforest

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Zookeeper Intern: This internship will help prepare you for a career in the field of Zookeeping. You will assist our Sanctuary Manager/Biologist & Zookeeper in our Wildlife Sanctuary elevating the quality of life of animals in captivity. You will be performing animal husbandry to include assisting in the daily feeding, cleaning, and enrichment of enclosures. You will assess behavior, and may be called upon to assist in capturing or restraining animals for necessary medical procedures.

We are seeking serious, passionate individuals with the desire to dedicate themselves to work in the wildlife/animal fields. Coursework in animal care/management and/or animal handling and care experience is preferred. Spanish language skills, as well as experience traveling to a tropical country and living in remote conditions are preferred. All interns must complete required vaccinations and purchase current international health insurance while in Costa Rica.

Interns pay $2950 for 85 day internship.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Includes all accommodations, food, and full training by an experienced staff.

Term of Appointment:

Application Deadline:

Please contact us at for more information about our internships, as well as our short-term volunteer experiences.

Contact Information:
Kerri Conrad
500 OE Finca Anita
Quepos, none 60601
Costa Rica


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