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Animal Care Rotational Internship

Hiring Organization:
Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Interns rotate through our three animal care departments (equine, primate, and wildlife), spending a month in each department.

Some specific internship responsibilities include:
- Prepare diets and feed/water in measured amounts using diet instructions
- Clean enclosures which may include raking, weeding, sweeping platforms, and climbing ladders up to 8 feet
- Observe and monitor health and well-being of animals and maintain detailed observation records as directed
- Provide behavioral enrichment and stimulation on a daily basis
- Complete general housekeeping tasks
- Complete a research project: study a topic of interest and give a presentation at the conclusion of the internship

Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:
- Must be minimum 18 years old
- Able to meet the requirements outlined in the Essential Capabilities document with or without reasonable accommodation
- Must have current tetanus inoculation and provide proof of negative tuberculosis (TB) test
- Strong interpersonal skills and able to maintain professionalism
- Possess a strong personal work ethic
- Pre-exposure rabies and Hepatitis A & B vaccinations are recommended but not required

Interns must pass a criminal background check and sign a waiver and release of liability.

Internship time commitment is approximately 42 hours per week for 12 weeks.
This internship is unpaid; however, free housing may be available and course credit can be arranged.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Onsite housing
Please note our location (Murchison, Texas) and any travel arrangements you may need to make before applying as an intern.

Term of Appointment:
3 months

Application Deadline:

To apply, fill out an application at: Note: you will be asked to submit a cover letter, résumé, completed Essential Capabilities document, and three letters of recommendation/references with the application.

Contact Information:
Traci Hanson
12526 CR 3806
Murchison, TX 75778

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