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  • Animal Care and Outreach Internship

    • Employer: Nature's Educators
      Location: Sedalia and Florence, CO
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 11/30/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    An internship with Nature’s Educators is intended to be a learning experience focused on all aspects of animal care and educational outreach. Interns will learn skills such as handling techniques, cleaning and sterilization procedures, habitat enrichment, diets, feeding methods, educational programming and will assist experienced staff in all aspects of daily care. In addition, you will choose a focus area and complete an intern project of your choice. You may also have the opportunity to attend seminars and workshops focused on animal topics and career building.

    We strive to teach based on intern goals, but also to provide a well-rounded experience. Our internships are intended to provide experience and on-the-job training so that you leave us with a good foundation and experience to take to your future careers.


    Physical labor is a significant part of working with wildlife, and can include dealing with feces and working in small, smelly, and awkward spaces.  This means that many tasks will be dirty and difficult. However, there is rarely a task without educational value. Interns are expected to take on any assigned task and learn from it. If the educational value is unknown, please ask. Interns are expected to be punctual, and to notify supervisors well in advance if a shift must be missed. Interns are expected to be self-motivated and to keep busy when supervisors have not specifically designated a task.

    Interns will be expected to take part in a variety of tasks, many of which do not involve direct contact with the raptors. Please see the below list to have a better understanding of non-raptor related tasks:

    ·       Caring for rodents

    ·       Caring for herptiles

    ·       Caring for rabbits

    ·       Working outdoors

    ·       Education classes/programs

    ·       Dishes, laundry, sweeping, mopping

    ·       Scrubbing kennels/mews

    ·       Working with multiple supervisor

    Time Commitment

    For in-state internship requests we offer part-time (24 hours a week) and full-time (32 hours a week) internships for 3 months. Interns are expected to be here for full 8 hour days. This provides a well-rounded experience of what goes on at Nature’s Educators. We will consider school related, out of state requests and special circumstances for a shorter amount of time on a case-by-case basis.

    To learn more email Devin.j@natureseducators.org or visit our website at https://natureseducators.org/internships/

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