[MARMAM] California Sea Lion Internship

Tiffany Nance pvitulina at gnance.com
Thu Dec 13 12:29:16 PST 2007


Intern Description


Audubon Zoo
New Orleans, LA

Animal Training Internship

Deadline for application: January 3, 2008



*Description*

Have you ever dreamt of catching beads at Mardi Gras, eating delicious
jambalaya while listening to famous jazz musicians, or being so close to sea
lions that you can smell their fishy breath? You can experience this and
more by participating in an internship with the Audubon Zoo! This hands-on
internship is geared towards college students or recent graduates that are
aspiring to become marine mammal trainers. Interns will be exposed to all
aspects of the daily care and training of California sea lions.



*Responsibilities*

This internship is designed to give aspiring trainers educational and career
experience. Interns will be responsible for a number of tasks throughout the
day such as diet preparation, sanitation, exhibit maintenance and cleaning,
public presentations, guest interactions, animal observations, and the
participation in animal training and husbandry sessions. Depending on your
skill level and motivation, your internship can be tailored so that you can
get the most of out your time here.



*Requirements*

Candidates must be highly self-motivated, willing to work hard and get
dirty, but to also have some fun at the same time. This internship involves
heavy lifting of up to 50lbs. All candidates must be willing to work
full-time, 40 hours per week, including weekends and some holidays for no
less than three months. No housing is provided, but Audubon Zoo is located
within walking distance of two major colleges so roommates will be easy to
find.



*To apply:*

Please send cover letter stating your interests and your resume via e-mail
(subject: internship application) or regular mail.



Contact Information



Audubon Zoo

Tiffany Nance

Sea Lion Department

6500 Magazine St

New Orleans, LA 70118

USA

Phone: +1 360 339 0803

sealions at auduboninstitute.org
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