Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2023 Postions!
3Being an Intern for Animal Wonders gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the real world of captive exotic animal care. You will learn how to care for over 40 different species of animals in a hands-on environment. This is an excellent way to to gain experience in the animal field. We have three summer positions available: 1. Animal Care Specialist 2. Wildlife Educator Internship 3. Animal Behavior Internship
All of our summer internship positions are based on a mutually beneficial relationship. In return for a season of dedication to the needs of the animals and enthusiasm for learning, our team will share our knowledge and passion with our interns as well as amazing one-on-one time with the animal ambassadors.
Animal Care Specialist (Seasonal Staff Position) Learn, practice, and master the detailed care it takes to maintain the animals' daily nutrition, health, and enclosures. In this internship style position you will gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to properly house and provide for exotic animals. This position includes daily diet preparation, habitat maintenance, and environmental enrichment for a wide variety of animal ambassadors. Dedication to the work and attention to detail is essential since this position carries great responsibility for the wellbeing of the animals. 20-25 hours/week M-F - Schedule is not flexible Paid - $11/hr June 1st-August 20th, 2023
Wildlife Educator Internship This position is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the public outreach and education portion of our organization's mission. With plenty of public programs during the warm summer months, you'll get to shadow our wildlife educators and even delve into speaking to audiences yourself. Learning how to speak to the public is essential whether you are a wildlife educator, zookeeper, or veterinarian. Communicating information about animals to the public is a lesson best learned by preparation, practice, and repetition. You will receive opportunities to handle the animal ambassadors as you gain more knowledge and experience over the course of the internship. 10-15 hours/week - Schedule is flexible Unpaid position June 1st - August 20th, 2023
Animal Behavior Internship This position is all about learning and getting practical experience with behavioral and husbandry training. You will be using operant conditioning focusing on positive reinforcement and choice bases training methods with the goal of keeping a wide variety of animals physically and mentally healthy. This position will include one-on-one sessions with our animal trainers and animals. You will have the opportunity to train several animals during your time at Animal Wonders. This position exposes you to the benefits of behavioral training for multiple purposes, including: veterinary medicine, zookeeping, pet ownership, and professional dog/horse training. 10-15 hours/week - Schedule is flexible Unpaid position June 1st - August 20th, 2022
*We work with the University of Montana to offer college credits for your time. Please contact your student advisor and ask about this opportunity.
Thank you for your interest in offering your time, dedication, and passion for learning about wild and exotic animals under human care.