Intern at Safari

Intern at Wildlife Safari

Jump-start your career with a hands-on internship at Wildlife Safari! Featuring day one, boots-on-the-ground education in a unique zoological management setting, your AZA-accredited facility internship will help you stand out. Wildlife Safari features a holistic and process-based approach and allows you to intern across departments, when available. Our world class cheetah conservation programs and unique open-space herd management opportunities make for an incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity.

Please read your primary department of interest’s offerings carefully, as application requirements and methods may vary across departments. For additional assistance, email guestservices@wildlifesafari.net

Cheetah & Carnivore Internship

Carnivore Interns will work as a full-time keeper in the carnivore department at Wildlife Safari. Wildlife Safari has 6 black bears, 6 brown bears, 5 lions and the number two cheetah breeding center on Earth. Interns will assist in all aspectsof husbandry including diet preparation, enrichment preparation, and medical procedures. Intern must be able to perform difficult physical work such as lifting, hiking and long hours in any weather. Applicant must have completed at least 2 years of a college degree program in biology, animal behavior, zoology, or other related field. Intern needs to have good communication skills, be able to work in a team environment, and be responsible and organized.

Requirements:
•Must have at least two years toward a college degree in an animal related field
•Preferred to have some animal related experience
•Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license
•Negative TB test
•Good people skills
•Able to speak to the public both individually and in a presentation setting
The internship is unpaid for a period of three months. Off-site housing is offered for a small fee (no pets allowed). Transportation is NOT provided.
There are four sections of the internship: Winter (December-February), Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August) and Fall (September-November). Deadline is 2 months prior to the start of the session. (Example: Fall deadline is July 1st. Interviews start the second week in July.)

When sending your resume and cover-letter please specify which session(s) you are applying for.
Send resume, cover letter, and references to:
Wildlife Safari Carnivore Keeper Internship P.O. Box 1600 Winston, OR 97496 | carnivores@wildlifesafari.net

 

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Zoo Education Internship

The Education Department at Wildlife Safari is currently accepting applications for our ongoing Internship Programs.

This Internship offers an exciting, hands-on and unique opportunity. This internship is geared to individuals who want to explore a profession in Zoo Education.

Education Department Intern duties include (but are not limited to): Conducting guided tours, zoo camps, overnights, educational outreach presentations, and animal care. We’re looking for a person with great people skills, an animal lover with an energetic and positive personality. As an intern you will care for the outreach animals and learn to use them as animal ambassadors.

Requirements:

  • Must have at least two years toward a college degree in an animal related field
  • Preferred to have some animal related experience
  • Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Negative TB test • Good people skills
  • Ability to work over 40 hours a week
  • Must be willing to work overnight camps
  • Able to speak to the public both individually and in a presentation setting
  • Interns must present themselves in a professional manner during their internship.

The internship is unpaid for a period of three months. Off-site housing is offered for a small fee (no pets allowed). Transportation is NOT provided.

Start dates are flexible. To apply send resume and cover letter to Wildlife Safari, Department of Education, PO Box 1600, Winston, OR. 97496 or email to education@wildlifesafari.net

 

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Elephant Internship

Elephant Interns will work as a full-time support keeper in the Elephant Department. Wildlife Safari houses African elephants—the elephants participate in a variety of guest venues emphasizing education and conservation. The Elephant Intern will get the opportunity to work with the Elephant Staff on providing husbandry to the elephants, educational keeper talks, training observations, etc. as approved by the supervisor. The Elephant Intern will primarily have a support role to the department, assisting in cleaning, diet preparation and hosting guest encounters.
Requirements:

  • Must have at least two years toward a college degree in an animal related field
  • Must have some animal related experience, large animal experience preferred
  • Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Negative TB test
  • Able to speak to the public both individually and in a presentation setting in a positive and professional fashion

 

The internship is unpaid for a period of three months. Off-site housing is offered for a small fee (no pets allowed). Transportation is NOT provided.
Send resume, cover letter, and references to:
Elephant Department Internship
P.O. Box 1600
Winston, OR 97496
elephants@wildlifesafari.net

 

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Ungulate Internship

Ungulate interns will work as full-time keepers in the Ungulate Department. Wildlife Safari has a large collection of exotic and native ungulate species (giraffes, rhinos, zebra, elk, bison, Bactrian camels, etc.) spread out in three open exhibit areas: Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Our intern will get the opportunity to work on a customized project of their choice concerning enrichment, educational keeper talks, animal behavior research, training observations, etc. as approved by supervisor.
Requirements:
• Must have at least two years toward a college degree in an animal related field
• Preferred to have some animal related experience
• Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license
• Negative TB test
• Good people skills
• Able to speak to the public both individually and in a presentation setting
The internship is unpaid for a period of three months. Off-site housing is offered for a small fee (no pets allowed). Transportation is NOT provided.
There are four sections of the internship: Winter (December-February), Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August) and Fall (September-November). Deadline is 2 months prior to the start of the session. (Example: Fall deadline is July 1st. Interviews start the second week in July.) When sending your resume and cover-letter please specify which session(s) you are applying for.
Send resume, cover letter, and references to:
Ungulate Internship
P.O. Box 1600
Winston, OR 97496
Ungulates@wildlifesafari.net

 

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Village Internship

Our Village department is currently looking for dedicated and enthusiastic interns to assist in helping us in maintaining our diverse animal collection. Our collection includes reptiles, invertebrates, birds and mammals of all sizes. Interns will be working as full-time keepers and will assist in every aspect of animal care including, but not limited to; diet prep, daily husbandry, exhibit maintenance, enrichment, operant conditioning, medical procedures, observation, and public interaction. The village does do a variety of keeper talks and private encounters; memorization and public speaking are required skills.

Requirements:
• Must have at least two years toward a college degree in an animal related field
• Preferred to have some animal related experience
• Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license
• Negative TB test
• Good people skills
• Able to speak to the public both individually and in a presentation setting
• Able to lift and carry 50 lbs

The internship is unpaid for a period of three months. Off-site housing is offered for a small fee (no pets allowed). Transportation is NOT provided.

There are four sections of the internship: Winter (December-February), Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August) and Fall (September-November). Deadline is 2 months prior to the start of the session. (Example: Fall deadline is July 1st. Interviews start the second week in July.) When sending your resume and cover-letter please specify which session(s) you are applying for.
Send resume, cover letter, and references to:
Village Keeper Internship
P.O. Box 1600
Winston, OR 97496
village@wildlifesafari.net
Please write what months you are available in the subject line.

 

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