The Greensboro Science Center is looking for qualified interns for terrestrial internships. The GSC combined staff from the Zoo and Herpetology sections into one team – the Terrestrial Department. Interns will assist keeper staff in this department in all aspects of daily animal husbandry and care. Interns should expect to learn AZA skills to prepare them for a full time career in this highly competitive field. Interns will assist with a particular string as assigned which may include carnivores, hoofstock, reptiles, and small and large mammals. Please note that terrestrial internship strings do not include care for otters and penguins. Candidates interested in gaining experience with those species should apply for an aquarium internship. String assignments are made after internship offers have been accepted and are based on staff feedback from the interview process as well as preferences from candidates. The animal collection consists of more than 1,200 animals including 30 species of mammals, 10 species of birds, 127 species of fish, 36 species of reptiles, 8 species of amphibians, and 79 species of invertebrates.
To apply, please complete this application (you will need a resume, cover letter, and list of the names and contact information of three people who can provide professional references for you) by 11:59PM EST on deadline date for the best chance of consideration. Interviews will start before applications are closed so applying early is highly recommended.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. You will receive a bounce-back email to confirm receipt of your application materials. No phone calls, please. Should you have any questions, please send them to email@example.com. Due to the large number of applications we typically receive, only selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. We are unable to contact all applicants directly.
Internship opportunities are unpaid and housing opportunities are unavailable. Completion of an internship at the GSC does not come with the promise of future past-time or full-time employment.