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Mar 16, 2017

Summer Intern Positions - Animal Department


Dartmoor Zoo
Devon

We are excited to announce we have 2 full-time practical placements available:

5th June – 1st September 2017
3rd July – 29th September 2017

We are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working and reliable individuals. The internships are ideally suited to animal management students looking to gain experience for future career progression. Minimum age 18. You will assist the keepers with all their daily duties, working with a wide variety of mammal and bird species. This will range from general animal husbandry – feeding, cleaning, food preparation, enrichment - to interacting with visitors and assisting in ‘experiences’. You will work alongside the keepers, and in time, be trained to complete certain tasks independently.

You will require previous animal based volunteering experience, good communication skills and will need to be physically fit due to the nature of the role.

These positions are unpaid and will include some weekend work. The successful applicants will be working 8am – 5pm, 5 days a week. Dartmoor Zoo is unable to pay travel expenses or offer any accommodation. Due to the isolated location, your own transport is desirable.

Interns will receive in-house training, discounted meals and a full reference.

Please send a CV and cover letter to [email protected] or Miss Hannah Webb, Head Keeper, Dartmoor Zoological Park, Sparkwell, Plympton, PL7 5DG.

Closing date: Midday on Monday 3rd April 2017.



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