We are now taking applications for our Program.
Part time (32+ hrs/wk) & Full time (40+ hrs/wk) available.
On-site (live on) & Off-site positions available.
We offer an unpaid educational Wildlife Internship.
Wildlife Education Internship: (full & part time internships available)
This includes daily care of ranch animals (cleaning, feeding, ...habitat maintenance, medical care, etc) and participation in our Education program (working field trips & open to the public days). Species you will be working with include (but not limited to): kangaroos, lemurs, camels, monkeys, bobcats, porcupines, sloths, horses, zebra, etc.
12 week minimum, with extensions possible.
Start/End dates are slightly flexible.
Winter internship: December - January - February
Spring Internship: March - April - May
Summer Internship: June - July - August
Fall Internship: September - October - November
Must be 18 or older
· Completion of or enrollment towards a degree in an animal or education related field.
· Must be of good health and physical endurance.
· Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
· Must be willing to work in all weather conditions, including extreme temperatures.
· Onsite positions must be able to work 6 days a week, including night shifts (around the clock feedings).
Off-site positions minimum 32 hours.
· Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.
· Must work well in a team environment.
· Must be willing to listen and follow directions.
· Must be responsible and willing to work hard.
· Must love working with animals and people.
1. What are the hours like?
Hours do vary. Depending on whether your position is on-site or off-site you will work a minimum of 32-50+ hours per week. Duties vary depending on the time of year and what programs are running at that time. You will be involved in many aspects of animal husbandry ie; food prep, feeding, cleaning habitats and houses, basic upkeep of the grounds, etc. The work can be exhausting and demanding at times. Interns need to know their limitations and stress tolerance levels. Extensions beyond the 12 weeks will be considered on an individual basis.
2. How many days off do interns get?
Interns will have one-two days off per week. If you are an on-site intern, you will be able to leave the grounds on your day off as it is your free time. As intern hours will include some night feedings, being off the ranch overnight during work schedule, requires advanced notice to supervisors.
3. What type of training will be provided?
You will be involved in feeding, neonate feeding, cleaning habitats and houses, upkeep of ranch grounds, giving tours and field trip presentations, off site events, animal training and more. You will have the opportunity to learn to drive various types of equipment and to learn construction techniques.
4. Are pets allowed?
5. Are computers provided?
There are computers located on site and Wi-fi is provided for personal lap top use.
6. Can my family and friends visit me?
Your family and friends are welcome to visit you during your internship. Advanced notice is required for all visitors. No overnight guests are allowed on-site.