Small Mammal House Enrichment Internship at Smithsonian National Zoo, Washington DC, 2012 USA

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The National Zoo offers Small Mammal House Enrichment Internship for undergraduate or recent graduate students pursuing a career in a related field, 2012 USA

Study Subject(s): Enrichment for the Zoo’s Small Mammal House residents
Course Level: Internship for undergraduate and graduate
Internship Provider: Smithsonian National Zoo
Internship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:-Strong preference will be given to undergraduate students or recent graduates pursuing a career in a related field.
-Ability to work both independently and in a team environment with staff and volunteers
-Strong communication and public speaking skills Ability to stand, stoop, climb, and lift up to 50 pounds
-Flexibility and a good sense of humor
-Availability to work a regular schedule, including weekends and holidays
-Upon acceptance and one month prior to arriving for work, the intern will be required to provide documentation for a current negative TB test and tetanus shot.
-The intern must also pass a background check prior to his or her start date.

Internship Open for International Students: No

Is this paid internship?  No

Internship Description: A three-and-a-half month internship is available for the Fall (September 15-December 30). Interns will work 20 to 30 hours per week. The intern’s main duties will focus on the design, construction, and implementation of environmental enrichment. Interns will research and create new enrichment for the Zoo’s Small Mammal House residents. All enrichment must fall within established safety guidelines for each species. Behavioral observations will be essential, in order to evaluate the success of all primate enrichment. This is an unpaid, volunteer position.

How to Apply: By E-mail

Internship Application Deadline: April 30, 2012

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