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AAWL-Small Animal Keeper Intern

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Company Name: 
Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
Application Due Date: 
Monday, September 11, 2017
Federal Work-Study Eligible Site: 
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Small Animal Keeper Interns are responsible for the day-to-day care of the Education Department’s exotic animal collection. Exotic animals range from ferrets, rabbits, degus and parrots to a green iguana, ball python, asian forest scorpions, bearded dragons and more; approximately 48 total. The exotics are used in our education programs to build awareness of contemporary wildlife and domestic animal issues. Most come from rescues and stay with Animal Welfare League for life, getting optimum care and attention. This is a UNPAID internship but may qualify for college credit.  The company has asked that the intern work for approximately 8 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: 
  • Small Animal Keeper Interns are responsible for the day-to-day care of the animals including feeding, cleaning, socializing, medicating, and grooming animals in the collection.
Minimum Requirements: 
  • Students should have an interest in animals but previous handling skills not required.
  • Students should be able to lift 20 lbs, be able to stand and bend over for up to 4 consecutive hours.