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Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:00 AM - Fri Sep 30, 2016 05:00 PM


11605 County Road 2312Terrell, TX 75160

Handling non-releasable animals is an important part of behavioral training.


Interns at Crosstimbers Ranch elevation. All interns must currently be enrolled in school and be in an environmental, biology, preevent, or a similar program. The internship must be approved by their schools department head and be completed during the summer months. Interns are welcome to return here after year until they have completed postgrad or post doctoral work. We have late start and end dates above, we will work with the date that your school begins and/or end.

Intern will shadow our head animal keeper and slash for the director to learn all aspects of working with wild animals, including but not limited to; safe capture and handling, trauma & triage, basic animal husbandry, diagnosis & treatment, ongoing medical care, nutrition, and enrichment. Interns will learn all aspects of behavioral training and operant conditioning. Interns become an integral part of the animal care team and will be expected to work a minimum of 20 hours weekly. Your department may require more hours than that. Please discuss with your department head and we will work with them to meet their requirements. Interns must have reliable transportation, be able to lift 50 pounds, and work outside in the hot Texas heat. Interns will also be responsible for acquiring their own housing. There is currently no monetary stipend attached to this internship.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Animal Therapy
  • Environmental Education

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20hr/wk over 3-4 days
  • Rabies Pre-exposure & Tetanus vaccinations HIGHLY recommended.
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