Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections: Two Positions Available

Organization: Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections (ABCC)
Location: Near Dover, DE
Position: Internship, Bird Care. Un-paid.
ABCC has summer internship position available from May 26 to August 15, 2016. The position will participate in animal care and husbandry with a focus on a diverse collection of avian species.
The position will fulfill a four day work week. Up to 28 hours per week. The position is based out of our facility near Dover, DE and may be required to participate in offsite events, weekends, holidays and occasional evenings. The intern will have an opportunity to learn foundation to animal care, bird training, free-flight training and public interaction.

The successful intern should possess high motivation for learning and working with birds.
Course work in animal behavior, wildlife education, animal care or related studies preferred.
Preference given to Junior or Senior College students.

Responsibilities and qualities include:
-Honest, motivated and reliable.
-Able and willing to take instructions and implement program as directed.
-Able to work independently or together in a team to achieve goals.
-Be comfortable working with birds.
-Daily care, food prep, feeding and cleaning of bird enclosures.
-Follow husbandry and training protocol as directed.
-Able to work indoors and outdoors.
-Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
-Be willing and able to travel to offsite programs.
-Have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
-Must be drug and drama free.
-Other duties as assigned.

ABCC is a private organization with a mission to provide connections between animals and people through education and interaction via natural behaviors. As a consequence of the connections, we strive to instill a sense of inspiration and conservation stewardship among visitors with whom we come in contact. We are able to do this by working with our animal partners using voluntary approaches to animal training and communication. Our team include but not limited to falcons, vultures, owls, hawks, macaws, cranes, storks, hornbills and jays to name a few. Our educational free flight programs are featured at schools, State Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Universities and Zoos in the US.

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and two reference sources to Phung Luu,Director, ABCC at ptluu@msn.com with the subject title “Summer Internship 2016” by 5 PM, April 15th 2016.

Organization: Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections (ABCC)
Location: Near Dover, DE
Position: Part-time Bird Care, Trainer & Educator, 10 hrs-30 hrs/week.
ABCC has a part-time position available April 15, 2016. The position may work up to five days per week. Five hours per day. Average 25 hours per week. The position is based out of our facility near Dover, DE and may be required to participate in offsite events, weekends, holidays and occasional evenings. Flexible schedule and ability to travel is preferred. The position requires hands-on animal care, husbandry, bird training, free-flight training and public interaction/presentation.

The successful candidate will possess a passion for working with birds and be motivated to learn. Experience with animal behavior, wildlife education, animal care or related experiences preferred. Training will be provided. Preference given to graduates or graduating seniors.

Responsibilities and qualities include:
-Honest, motivated and reliable.
-Able and willing to take instructions and implement program as directed.
-Able to work independently or together in a team to achieve goals.
-Be comfortable working with birds.
-Be comfortable interacting and speaking with visitors.
-Be willing to learn and reach competency in handling and training of multiple bird species.
-Daily care, food prep, feeding and cleaning of bird enclosures.
-Follow husbandry and training protocol as directed.
-Able to work indoors and outdoors.
-Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
-Be willing and able to travel to offsite programs.
-Have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
-Must be drug and drama free.
-Other duties as assigned.

ABCC is a private organization with a mission to provide connections between animals and people through education and interaction via natural behaviors. As a consequence of the connections, we strive to instill a sense of inspiration and conservation stewardship among visitors with whom we come in contact. We are able to do this by working with our animal partners using voluntary approaches to animal training and communication. Our team include but not limited to falcons, vultures, owls, hawks, macaws, cranes, storks, hornbills and jays to name a few. Our educational free flight programs are featured at schools, State Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Universities and Zoos in the US.

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and three reference sources to Phung Luu, Director, ABCC at ptluu@msn.com with the subject title “Part-time 2016” by 5 PM, April 5th 2016. A short 30 seconds video specifying your interest is a plus. Position available until filled.

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research Summer Internships

TriState

Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, Inc. is offering summer internships in wildlife rehabilitation during the 2016 nesting bird season. A limited number of full-season (12 week) internships with stipends may be available. Full season, six-week and part-time volunteer internships are also offered.

Interns work in the Wild Bird Clinic and along with the permanent staff care for the hatching year and adult birds admitted during the summer.  Full season interns are expected to contribute 40+ hours / week for a minimum of 12 weeks.  Internships are scheduled between June 1 and August 31; actual start and stop dates are approximate and flexibility with early or late start dates may be possible.

A summer internship at Tri-State is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on animal care experience at a qualified and well-established wildlife rehabilitation facility.  Knowledge and experience will be gained in the husbandry and rehabilitation of a wide variety of species of wild birds from the mid-Atlantic region. Interns participate with the staff and volunteers in the daily activities of the rehabilitation center, and responsibilities will include:

  • Feeding and care of orphaned baby birds of all ages.
  • Feeding and care of injured or diseased adult birds.
  • Daily care and cleanliness of the pre-release birds housed in 33 outdoor enclosures.
  • Monitoring the overall condition of birds under your care, providing feedback to the clinic supervisors.
  • Assisting with some of the medical treatments performed by the staff and volunteers.
  • Keeping accurate records according to Tri-State’s protocols.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Students are encouraged to have school or faculty sponsors.
  • Demonstrated involvement or current study in animal or wildlife related field.
  • Must be reliable, in good physical condition, available to work weekends and evening shifts.
  • Must possess ability to make accurate observations and follow detailed instructions.
  • Must possess leadership and supervisory abilities and enjoy working with a variety of people.
  • Must be able to learn quickly and be self-directed.
  • Be able to work under pressure and keep a sense of humor.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a letter of application describing your experience and reason for seeking an internship at Tri-State, along with a current resume with references on or before March 11th.  Applicants will be contacted for interviews. Intern positions will be filled by mid-April and applicants will be notified of their acceptance at that time.

CONTACT:
Andrea Howey-Newcomb
Clinic Director
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.
110 Possum Hollow Rd
Newark DE 19711
Ahowey@tristatebird.org
302-737-9543, ext. 104

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Penn Vet

INTERNSHIP POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Penn Vet Working Dog Center serves as a national research and development center for detection dogs.  They are trained to find victims of disasters, detect explosives and drugs, apprehend criminals, and conduct search & rescue missions.  Some dogs are Diabetic Alert Dogs and others are trained for ovarian cancer detection.  Penn Vet WDC makes a difference in our national security detection and medical research.  These dogs literally save lives!

The Penn Vet Working Dog Center is excited to offer internships to high school and college students seeking academic credit within the guidelines of your academic institution as well as to those seeking internships without academic credit.

Internships are available in, but not exclusive to, the areas of, dog training, behavioral science and non-profit management. Externships are available in veterinary medicine.  An emphasis on research is integral to each of these areas. Our internship program is designed for students with a serious interest in working dogs to gain practical experience while helping the Penn Vet Working Dog Center achieve our mission of developing a detection dog breeding/training program that will implement, test, and disseminate the knowledge gained.

Duties can also be tailored to fit into different educational majors as much as practically possible such as non-profit management, digital media, marketing, fundraising, etc.

Requirements:

  • 8 – 12 week commitment suggested; modifications can be discussed during interview
  • 3 days a week minimum, 12 hours per week minimum
  • Completion of project/research summary if receiving credit
  • 18+ years of age or permission of a parent for those under 18
  • High school students need to apply through their school
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Adherence to dress code: long pants, closed-toed shoes, long-sleeve shirt , work gloves, treat bag, clicker
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn

Application Process:

  • Please email a resume, cover letter, dates you wish to do your internship, and one letter of reference to berkej@upenn.edu
  • Applications for summer internships must be received by March 1st
  • Acceptances will be determined by March 30th
  • Summer Internships – conclude August 15th
  • Intersession Internships – rolling admission

What you can expect:

  • Daily interaction with working dogs in training
  • Opportunity to learn about dog training and scientific research
  • Daily guidance from trainers and guidance from veterinary staff when available
  • Help maintain the well-being of dogs and their environment
  • Some internship positions may require rigorous activity