Interns are responsible for the day-to-day care of the Education Department’s more than 50 exotic animal ambassadors. These animals include ferrets, rabbits, snakes, bearded dragons, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, and many more. The exotics work with youth and adults in our education programs to build awareness of contemporary wildlife and domestic animal issues. Most come from rescue situations (i.e. hoarding, neglect, abuse, owner surrender, etc.) and stay with us for life, receiving 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 10 hrs. per week for 4months and will be flexible with your EMCC schedule.
This opportunity is only available to Estrella Mountain Community College students. Applicants are REQUIRED to submit and online application, a resume, and a cover letter. Free resume/cover letter/mock interview assistance is available by appointment only at the EMCC Career & Transfer Center. To schedule your appointment please visit or call 623-935-8740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Provides husbandry (i.e. cleaning, feeding, grooming, enrichment, socialization, etc.) for all education animals: reptiles, small mammals, and invertebrates.
- Seeks out and sustains knowledge of education animal natural history, husbandry, and signs of common illnesses.
- Maintains daily reports.
- Follows procedures, such as feeding and cleaning schedules, as instructed by supervisor.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to multitask.
- Great attention to detail.
- Capability to work with animals of varied species including mammals, reptiles, and invertebrates.
- Participate in a minimum of 10 hours each week for 4 months.
- Morning availability is a must.
- Biology or related field preferred.
- Evaluated on punctuality, professionalism, performance, and ethical standards.