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10/18/2019
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Shores Internship (Winter)
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Columbus Zoo | Columbus, OH
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Shores Internship (Winter)

About the Organization Home to more than 10,000 animals representing over 575 species from around the globe, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium leads and inspires by connecting people and wildlife. The Zoo complex is a recreational and education destination that includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and 18-hole Safari Golf Course. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium also operates the Wilds, a 10,000-acre conservation center and safari park located in southeastern Ohio. The Zoo is a regional attraction with global impact; annually contributing $4 million of privately raised funds to support conservation projects worldwide. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator's prestigious 4-star rating.

Location Columbus Zoo and Aquarium- Intern Category Intern- Zoo Position Shores Internship (SPRING) Full-Time/Part-Time Shift -not applicable- Description

Shores is divided into 4 different areas. An internship can be done in either the Aquarium, Reptile, Avian or Manatee Coast.

Avian

Majors Desired: Zoology, Biology or related field

Description: The goal of this internship is to provide the student with an introduction to the zookeeping field. General husbandry for penguins and flamingos will be emphasized.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting full-time keeper staff with preparing animal diets, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures and exhibits as well as general cleaning, observing animals and reporting any behavioral changes, delivering educational interpretation to the general public, animal enrichment, and performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

* Previous animal care-taking background preferred.

Manatee Coast

Majors Desired: Zoology, Marine Biology, Biology or related field

Description: The goal of this internship is to provide the student with an introduction to the aquatic zookeeping field and marine mammal rehabilitation. Husbandry for Florida manatees, marine bony fishes, stingrays, and waterfowl will be emphasized.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting zookeeper staff with preparing animal diets, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures, exhibits, and area grounds, observing animals and reporting any behavioral changes, delivering educational interpretation to the general public, daily monitoring of filtration systems, water quality testing, manatee enrichment, and performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements

* Previous animal caretaking background preferred.
* SCUBA certification required.
* Ability to pass swim test and dive skills test required.
* Physician authorization for diving required.

Reptile

Majors Desired: Zoology, Biology or related field

Description: The goal of this internship is to provide the student with an introduction to the zookeeping field. General husbandry for non-venomous reptiles and amphibians will be emphasized.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting full-time keeper staff with preparing animal diets, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures and exhibits as well as general cleaning, observing animals and reporting any behavioral changes, animal enrichment, delivering educational interpretation to guests, and performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Previous reptile keeping skills and animal caretaking background preferred.

Aquarium

Majors Desired: Zoology, Marine Biology, Biology or related field

Description: The goal of this internship is to provide the student with an introduction to the aquatic zoo keeping field. General husbandry for marine bony fishes, sharks & stingrays, marine macro-invertebrates, and coral colonies will be emphasized.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting aquarium staff with preparing animal diets, cleaning and maintaining animal enclosures and exhibits, observing animals and reporting any behavioral changes, daily monitoring of filtration systems, water quality testing, upkeep of algae and cope-pod cultures, delivering educational interpretation to guests, and performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

* College student (2nd year or higher) or recent graduate (2 years or less).
* Interest in corals and aquatic systems preferred.
* Previous fish keeping and aquarium experience preferred.

Projected Employment Time Frame Position Requirements

Requirements for all areas:

* Must be within 24 months of graduation date.
* 3.0 or above accumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
* Pre-employment TB test required.
* Ability to balance multiple assignments successfully.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Must be neat in appearance and maintain courteous behavior at all times.
* Ability to work in varied weather conditions (i.e. extreme heat, cold, rain, snow).
* Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays required.
* Subject to Drug Free Workplace Policy.
* Subject to BMV check.
* Subject to Criminal Background check.

Physical Requirements EOE Statement Valuing Differences

At the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, we value and embrace the differences in all living things. We recognize that by creating a diverse and inclusive environment for our guests and team members, we encourage innovative thinking, serve as a source of community pride and advance our institution as one of the leading zoos in the country.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual's race, creed, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or national origin. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

This position is currently accepting applications.