Animal Care Internship in Boston, MA | AZA Careers

Animal Care Internship in Boston, MA | AZA Careers

Animal Care Internship
Full Time
Boston, MA, US

Employer Description
The Live Animal Care Center (LACC) staff is responsible for the care of a diverse collection of animals that are utilized for educational activities such as exhibits, on-site live presentations and off-site programming. Our collection is comprised of over 200 animals representing 80 different species.  The LACC is comprised of 3 full time zoo keepers, 2 part time zoo keepers, an assistant Live Animal Curator, a Live Animal Curator and a Manager of Living Collections. The department is staffed 7 days a week and operates 365 days a year.

Job Description
Interns will learn the daily care of both program and exhibit animals. Responsibilities will include: general upkeep of the LACC, animal observations, diet preparation, enclosure cleaning, record keeping, animal enrichment and training practices.  Interns will have the opportunity to learn how to properly handle live animals during presentations as well as learning important skills for developing and presenting educational programs.


  1. Assist with the daily care of the collection.

  2. Learn proper handling techniques

  3. Complete an enrichment project

  4. Prepare diets


  1. Must be enrolled over fall as an undergraduate or graduate student

  2. Willingness to get dirty

  3. Demonstrated communication skills

  4. Ability to work independently and as part of a team

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TitleAnimal Care Internship in Boston, MA | AZA Careers
Hiring OrganizationAssociation of Zoos and Aquariums
Job LocationBoston, MA, US
Date PostedAug/04/2021
Base SalaryUSD
Employment TypeFull Time
Valid UntilN/A

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