Animal Care Internship Filled for Summer 2018
Environmental Exhibit Specialist/Director of Animal Care and Facilities
College Credit (This is an unpaid internship)
This internship is specifically for students who wish to earn academic credit from their college/institution for their time at ECHO. Animal Care Academic Interns assist and support staff in a professional, state of the art animal care environment, as is provided in Association of Zoo and Aquarium
accredited institutions throughout the US, for native fish and reptiles, as well as native and exotic amphibians. After initial hands-on training, Interns will be required to accomplish husbandry tasks independently and must complete assigned individual project work. Responsibilities include but not limited to: feeding animals, cleaning animal enclosures, medicating animals, creating and installing naturalistic habitats, animal handling, animal collecting, record keeping, researching natural history and captive husbandry.
Animal Care Academic Interns arrange for internship credit with their college/institution. Any requirements (paperwork, contracts) must be presented before start of internship to ensure Intern and ECHO staff can and will meet all requirements.
Three months prior experience as volunteer or intern in professional animal care facility. Applicants should be enthusiastic, detail-oriented, reliable, and willing to get wet and/or dirty! Occasional heavy lifting (up to 60 pounds) may be required. Majors in animal science, wildlife biology, pre-vet, aquaculture, environmental science, or related fields preferred. Desire to continue learning about the sustainability challenges facing the Lake Champlain Basin and the way individual actions can affect change.
Internships require a full semester or summer commitment. Fall (September-December) Spring (January-April) Summer (May-August). Fifteen week commitment with a minimum of 12-15 hours a week.