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Lubee Bat Conservancy Animal Care Internship

Company: Lubee Bat Conservancy
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Lubee Bat Conservancy Lubee Bat Conservancy Animal Care Internship Lubee Bat Conservancy is accepting applications for an unpaid internship working with a wide variety of fruit bats and other species. Responsibilities and duties include, but are not necessarily limited to, the maintenance and observation of the health, feeding, and care of a variety of species, record keeping, assisting in veterinary procedures, providing medications, designing and giving enrichment to the collection, the ability to observe and/or assist in vet procedures (rabies vaccination required for handling), assisting in research projects, and general grounds maintenance. Interns are required to complete a project which will be discussed and designed with Lubee staff. Applicants must be self-motivated, outgoing, energetic, and possess the ability to work in a team setting. The internship is a minimum 10 weeks but can be extended if desired. Work weeks are 5, 8 hour days. Lubee Bat Conservancy staff are present 365 days a year and interns may have to work holidays. Applicants must be 18 years old and able to pass a background check, lift 50lbs, provide a negative TB test, and Tetanus vaccinated. This is an unpaid internship and doesn t offer housing. Interns must provide ID and have a reliable form of transportation. College credit: We will work with your college/university to offer college credit, however it is your responsibility to arrange this. We will provide any documentation or testing your school requires for credit hours. Please send resume with two professional or educational references to ************** with the subject line reading Internship. Accepting resumes year round. Lubee Bat Conservancy is an international non-profit organization dedicated to saving bats and their habitats through research, conservation, and education, with a focus on children and community engagement. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is an unpaid internship opportunity wherein the intern will support the Animal Care Department. Through this internship, interns will: Learn alongside professional animal care staff basic animal husbandry including cleaning exhibits, preparing food and enrichment activities, and assisting with environmental enhancements. Learn formal and informal interpretive educational programs for visitors. Learn how to develop and implement animal enrichment programs. Learn and follow animal/keeper safety guidelines, operations, and polices. Learn USDA and AZA guidelines, NZP directives, procedures and protocols and other related literature. Develop or select a project to complete during the internship. At the end of the internship, present a short summary of your project to Lubee staff QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working around animals in a zoo or similar setting preferred. Must have strong communication skills. Must be able to engage within a team environment with staff, other interns and volunteers. Must enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions. Must be in good physical condition able to stand for long periods of time, stoop, climb, and lift at least 50 pounds. Must have a current negative TB test (within the last 2 years.) Strong preference will be given to those with a sincere desire in becoming an animal keeper. STIPEND: This is an unpaid internship. College credit is offered if desired; intern is responsible for obtaining necessary approvals from their university. Intern will be responsible for all transportation costs and personal health insurance. LOCATION: Lubee Bat Conservancy, 1309 NW 192nd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32609 HOUSING The intern will make his or her own housing arrangements in the north central FL area. TERM OF APPOINTMENT: This is a rolling internship, and we accept interns year round. Specify in your email the period of time (minimum 10 weeks) for which you would like to apply. Interns should be able to devote 40 hours a week (4 days a week 8:00AM-4:00PM) TO APPLY: Email professional resume or CV to **************. Include basic personal information, which will include a statement of your interest in pursuing an intern position. The statement should mention relevant experience, career goals, your reasons for wanting to be included in the Lubee internship, and what you hope to gain from this unique experience. Your statement is very important during application evaluations. Two letters of reference (one must be from a current or a former supervisor) should also be included in with this email. 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