The Cape May County Zoo is accepting applications from motivated individuals who are looking to gain experience with the training and enrichment of zoo animals.
The intern will work directly with the Training and Enrichment Coordinators and Animal Keepers to learn the principles of animal training and enrichment through observation, research, and hands-on work with the animals.
Applicants should be able to work independently and be comfortable speaking in front of zoo guests. The applicant will be doing a variety of tasks assigned by the Training and Enrichment Coordinators, including data entry, constructing enrichment, training zoo animal(s), watching and recording Animal Keeper training sessions, and providing positive experiences for the zoo guests through interpretation.
Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants in a Bachelors Degree program with a major in Biology, Zoology, Animal Behavior, Psychology, or a related field.
This will be an unpaid internship. The intern will work 9:00am-4:00pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. This internship typically runs June 1st through mid-August. Housing is not provided and this area can be expensive to live in, so please keep that in mind before applying.
Interested applicants are asked to fill out a Cape May County Employment application below, and in the space marked “Positions applied for,” please fill in “Training and Enrichment Summer Internship.” Please send it in with a resume to the address below.
Alexander J. Ernst DVM
4 Moore Rd. DN 801
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210