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Animal Care internship

Hiring Organization:
Peaceable Primate Sanctuary

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Peaceable Primate Sanctuary Internship Program aims to provide a quality mentoring experience for pre-professionals pursuing a career in animal science, conservation, animal care facilities or animal rehabilitation. This internship is a great opportunity for an introduction to primate husbandry, behavior and the daily operations of a non-profit sanctuary. You will be working alongside experienced care staff to gain valuable skills and knowledge about primates. Peaceable Primate Sanctuary is a non-profit organization therefore, this is an unpaid internship.

Our program is currently open to pre-college, currently enrolled college or graduate students that are seriously interested in pursuing careers in animal care. Peaceable Primate Sanctuary interns will assist with the daily care of the primate residents. These duties include but are not limited to, cleaning, feeding, diet preparation, enrichment, training, veterinary care, exhibit maintenance, grounds keeping, fundraising, and special events. All interns will be required to complete a project during their time. This project can be based on enrichment, behavior or other topics. Further details and assistance will be given to interns on this topic after your arrival.

Program Requirements (all requirements must be met)
* Be at least 18 years of age.
* Provide resume and cover letter with at least 2 letters of reference.
* Provide unofficial college transcripts (if applicable).
* Provide proof of negative TB test prior to your start date. Tetanus Vaccine is highly encouraged but not a requirement.
* Be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
* Adhere to all Peaceable Primate Sanctuary policies and guidelines.
* Arrive to work in a timely manner.
* Open position year-round, full time commitment of 40 hours per week for 8-week period.
* Able to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays and in all-weather types (rain or snow).
* Demonstrate common sense, good work ethic, and respect for all sanctuary residents.

Unpaid internship

Term of Appointment:
8 week period

Application Deadline:

Contact Information:
Laura Tarwater
6415 NORTH 800 WEST

Telephone Number:

Fax Number:
(574) 896-0590


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