2017 Enrichment and Training Internship:
The Cape May County Zoo is accepting applications from motivated individuals who are looking to gain experience with the enrichment and training of zoo animals.
The intern will work directly with the Training and Enrichment Coordinators and Animal Keepers to learn the principles of animal training and enrichment through observation, research, and hands-on work with the animals.
Applicants should be able to work independently and be comfortable speaking in front of zoo guests. The applicant will be doing a variety of tasks assigned by the Enrichment and Training Coordinators, including data entry, constructing enrichment, training zoo animal(s), watching and recording Animal Keeper training sessions, and providing positive experiences for the zoo guests through interpretation.
Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants in a Bachelors Degree program with a major in Biology, Zoology, Animal Behavior, Psychology, or a related field.
This will be an unpaid internship. The intern will work 9:00am-4:00pm on Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays. This internship typically runs June 1st-mid-August. Housing is not provided and this area can be expensive to live in, so please keep that in mind before applying.
Interested applicants are asked to fill out a Cape May County Employment application below, and in the space marked “Positions applied for,” please fill in “Enrichment and Training Summer Internship.”
Please mail Applications and any other related materials to: Dr. Alex Ernst, 4 Moore Rd. DN 801, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Application Deadline February 23rd, 2017