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Reptile Keeper-Phoenix Herpetological Society

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Company Name: 
Phoenix Herpetological Society
Application Due Date: 
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Federal Work-Study Eligible Site: 
Qualify for WIRCCS Scholarship: 

The Phoenix Herpetological Society (PHS) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote conservation and preservation of native and non-native reptiles through education, rehabilitation, rescue, and relocation. Our reptile keeper internship program is aimed at supporting PHS's mission through helping with animal care, habitat maintenance, education programs, and outreach.

The company has asked that the intern work for approximately 10 hrs. per week and will be flexible with your EMCC schedule. Applicants must be continuing EMCC students and have a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A or a recommendation from your SWSC instructor. If you would like assistance in preparing the required materials; cover letter, application and resume or in preparing for an interview, please contact the Career Center at 623.935.8740.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Interns are routinely responsible for:

Cleaning Animal enclosures

Preparing food

Feeding Animals 

Assisting with the special care of reptiles with medical issues

Helping at on and off site education events.

Minimum Requirements: 
  • Must be currently enrolled at EMCC 
  • Must maintain a min. of a 2.5 GPA
  • Must be able to work 10 hours per week MINIMUM 
  • Must be mature and disciplined enough to handle working with and around reptiles of all size.
  • Must be capable of representing PHS professionally whether at an offsite event or while working at the facility.
  • Must be capable of working outside in various weather conditions.
  • Preferred, prior reptile keeping experience.