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Primate Intern (Spring 2023)

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ORGANIZATION: Zoo Atlanta

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2023 Spring Intern Term Schedule

  • Applications due Tuesday, November 1, 2022
  • Determination letters sent by Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Term: January 9 - April 30, 2023
PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP AT ZOOATLANTA.ORG/INTERNSHIPS.

PRIMATE INTERN

Zoo Atlanta's Primate Department plays an integral role in the Zoo's mission by providing informative, educational and engaging experiences; being respectful and responsible stewards of animals and the physical and financial assets entrusted to us; and engaging in related conservation activities and research.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This voluntary internship program provides qualified individuals with professional experience in the daily care of the department’s animals and the opportunity to support animal care staff. The main objective of interns is to learn and assist staff in the role of keeping areas clean and running efficiently. Animal contact is prohibited by all interns.

Primate department interns are supervised by primate animal care staff. In addition to assisting with cleaning and diet preparation, interns may have the opportunity to be involved with animal feeding and special projects, including the creation and implementation of enrichment items. Interns in the Primate Department will be exposed to a wide variety of species; orangutan, gorillas, old world monkeys, prosimians, tamarins and, sloths. Assignments and opportunities that are available to a Primate Department intern are based on individual progress during the internship. Interns will be assigned to one primate area per term; Small African Primates, Gorillas or Orangutans.

PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP AT ZOOATLANTA.ORG/INTERNSHIPS.

RESPONSIBILIITES:

  • Learn the roles and responsibilities of the Primate Department keepers.
  • Understand the basic health and welfare needs of the animals in the collection.
  • Allow qualified individuals the opportunity to gain professional experience as a keeper inter at a world-class zoological facility.
  • Provide an opportunity to gain a strong understanding of potential careers in animal husbandry, training and conservation education.
  • Work side by side with keeper staff as well as doing independent projects.
  • Interns may be required to do a project that must be completed at the end of the internship.

Primate Department Internship Commitment:

  • Must commit to at least 3-5 full days (up to 5 days) a week for all terms. Shifts are 8 hours (8am-5:00pm with an hour lunch break).

OBJECTIVES:

  • Provide support to Primate Department staff
  • Enhance productivity and efficiency of the Primate Department team

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be 18 years of age or older (Upper Classman and recent college graduates are preferred)
  • Must be able to work 24-32 hours/week
  • Must be able to work approximately 8 hours per day on assigned days
  • Must be able to work quietly, efficiently and safely around live animals
  • Must provide proof of negative TB test and be willing to submit to a background check

PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP AT ZOOATLANTA.ORG/INTERNSHIPS.

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About Zoo Atlanta

Location:

800 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30315, US

Mission Statement

We save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education and engaging experiences. Our efforts connect people to animals and inspire conservation action.

Description

Zoo Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to saving wildlife and their habitats. We dedicate our resources to conservation, research, education and engaging experiences to help connect people to animals and inspire conservation action. Learn more about us on our website: zooatlanta.org.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Environment
Animals, Community, Environment

WHEN

Mon Jan 09, 2023 - Sun Apr 09, 2023

WHERE

Zoo Atlanta800 Cherokee Ave SEAtlanta, GA 30315

(33.73187,-84.3731)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be able to work 24-32 hours/week
  • PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP AT ZOOATLANTA.ORG/INTERNSHIPS.

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