We accept interns seasonally, with positions available in 4 yearly sessions. Internships at The Creature Conservancy entail a blend of animal husbandry and educational program delivery. Hours are 9 am to 1 pm on weekdays. Priority is given to applicants with no planned absences (holidays included) and those who are pursuing degrees in an animal related field or receiving college credit for their participation.
This unpaid position entails 20 hours/week of animal care for our collection of over 70 species of bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian. Interns have the opportunity to learn and participate in all aspects of zoo animal care, including diet preparation, enrichment, health monitoring, behavioral training and enclosure cleaning & maintenance.
Consideration for spring (13 weeks; April 2 - June 29) closes February 15th, 2018.
Consideration for summer* (13 weeks; June 25 - September 15) closes April 15th, 2018.
Consideration for fall (13 weeks; September 17 - December 14) closes August 15th, 2018.
Please submit a cover letter including any planned absences and a resume via email with the subject line Internship Application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; early application is suggested. Finalists will be contacted for interviews no later than 2 weeks after the application period closes.
*Intern positions are both most competitive and most limited during the summer.
The Creature Conservancy is always looking to add to its group of dedicated, animal loving volunteers.
Are we a good match...
Do you love creatures?
Are you reliable, responsible, and mature (aged 18* or over)?
Do you want to be part of a team that is caring and growing?
Do you believe you can give back to your community through animal conservation?
Then we would love to talk to you!
We are currently looking for:
Morning Animal Feeder: You must have animal experience, and this is hard work, indoors and out. It also requires constant attention to detail, but the personal rewards of working directly with the animals are too numerous to mention.
Evening Animal Feeder: Feeding and cleaning for the nocturnal birds and mammals is taken care of in the late afternoon/early evening. This position requires hard work and constant attention to detail, and is for the very reliable person who can commit to at least one afternoon/evening shift per week.
Maintainer of Facilities and Enclosures: We like our creatures to have all the comforts of home--complete with as much of their natural habitat and enrichment features as we can provide. If you are handy with a hammer, we need you!
Horticulturist: We need someone to organize, maintain, propagate plants such as palms, bamboos and bananas for a walk-through tropical plant and animal display. We are always looking for people to help our current volunteers plant and maintain an "edible yard" throughout our current landscaping. Bring your creativity and sense of fun to this project!
Please contact us and let us know your experience, availability and goals in applying for a volunteer position.
*If you are younger than 18 but would like to get involved, please consider applying to our summer Teen Zoo Crew program!