Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections (ABCC) Internship Opportunity

Position: Internship, Level I: Bird/Animal Care

Location: Dover, DE
Qualification: Sophomore, Junior or Senior College Student
Start Date: February 14 to May 14, 2021
Application Deadline: February 12, 2021, 5 PM
Apply by submitting:
-Resume with two references
-Letter of interest
-Submit to Phung Luu at ptluu@msn.com with the subject line “ABCC Internship Spring 2021”

Description:
ABCC has internships at our facility in Dover, DE. The intern may work up to four days per week, four hours per day. Average 16 hours per week and may include weekends and holidays. A stipend is provided.
The successful intern will possess a passion for working with birds, be honest, organized, reliable and motivated to learn.
Must be able and willing to take instructions and implement program as directed. Be able to work indoors and outdoors. Be able to lift heavy buckets/feeds. Must be drugs and drama free.
The position requires hands-on animal care and husbandry. Responsibilities include learning and implementing diet preparation, feeding and general husbandry. The proven candidate will have opportunities to learn handling and training of birds. Employment available depending on performance.

About ABCC:
ABCC is a private organization with a mission to provide connections between animals and people through education and interaction via demonstration of natural behaviors. As a consequence of our programs we 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 birds include falcons, hawks, eagles, owls, macaws, conures, magpies, storks, vultues, and condors, to name a few. Our educational free-flight programs are featured at TV shows, schools, State Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Universities and Zoos in the US.

Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections- Several Positions Available

About ABCC:
ABCC is a private organization with a mission to provide connections between animals and people through education and interaction via demonstration of natural behaviors. As a consequence of our programs we instill a sense of inspiration and conservation stewardship amongst guests. We are able to do this by working with our animal partners using voluntary approaches to animal training and communication. Our educational free flight programs are featured at schools, State Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Universities and Zoos throughout the US.

Expectations for all Positions:
Will support staff and operation. Able and willing to take instructions and implement program as directed; Able to work independently or together in a team to achieve set goals of ABCC; Be comfortable interacting and speaking with visitors; Be willing to learn and reach competency in caring for 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; Must be drug and drama free; Other duties as assigned.

Position: Seasonal Bird Trainer & Educator
Organization: Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections, LLC (ABCC)
Location: Eastern US; Delaware
Date: May 15 to September 9, 2020
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020, 5 PM
Apply by submitting:
-Resume with two professional references
-Letter of interest
-Optional thirty seconds video communicating skills and interest in the position
-Submit to Phung T. Luu at ptluu@msn.com with the subject line “ABCC Seasonal 2020”

Description:
ABCC has a seasonal bird show trainer and educator position available for the passionate individual with the desire to work with free-flight birds. The position can be renewable and/or advance into additional role. The suitable professional will have the opportunity to learn and work in a team with a focus on freeflight, natural behaviors. The position requires hands-on animal care, husbandry, bird training, public interaction and presentation.

Our diverse bird team includes: Jays, Conures, Amazons, Macaws, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Vultures, Hornbills and Storks to name a few.
The position will receive training for husbandry, care and training for working with a free-flight bird collection.
Our team members are expected to be honest, reliable, organized and work well together to accomplish ABCC’s goals. Staff are expected to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed.  We work in multiple locations and the ability to be flexible in relocation as assigned is preferred.  Housing is provided at Zoo show locations.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will possess a passion for working with birds and be motivated to receive instructions and open to learning. Experience with animal behavior, wildlife education, animal care or related experiences preferred.

Position: Internship: Animal Care and Training
Organization: Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections, LLC (ABCC)
Location: Eastern US; Delaware
Session Dates: Session 1: May 30 to June 30, 2020; Session 2: July 1 to Sept 1, 2020
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020, 5 PM
Apply by submitting:
-Resume with two references
-Letter of interest
-Optional thirty seconds video describing a subject of personal interest
-Student may request for session 1 or 2 when applying.
-Submit to Phung T. Luu at ptluu@msn.com with the subject line “ABCC Internship 2020”

Description:
We have two internship sessions available to qualified students this summer. The position is for thirty four hours, five days per week. The position is based on the east coast and may be required to participate in weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings. Flexible schedule and ability to travel is preferred.
The position requires hands-on animal care, husbandry, bird training, and public interaction.
Our diverse bird team includes: Jays, Conures, Amazons, Macaws, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Vultures, Hornbills and Storks to name a few. The position will receive training for husbandry, care and training for working with a free-flight bird collection.
Our team members are expected to be honest, reliable, organized and work well together to accomplish ABCC’s goals. Staff are expected to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed. We work in multiple locations and the ability to be flexible in relocation as assigned is preferred. Housing is provided at Zoo show locations.

Qualifications:
The qualified student will possess a passion for learning, seeks answers and pursues knowledge and practice of animal care and behavior. Must be comfortable around animals and a variety of free-flight bird species.