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    Alaska SeaLife Center
    • Employer: Alaska SeaLife Center
      Location: Seward, Alaska
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 11/25/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Avian Internship


    Avian Intern will be tasked with basic seabird and waterfowl care and husbandry techniques. Intern will assist in the daily care and maintenance of the Center’s Alaskan seabird collection and exhibit. This position also participates in daily educational talks and/or tours. The intern is required to work a flexible schedule to accommodate variable hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed. Under the guidance of Avian staff, the intern will be trained and expected to perform the essential duties.

    Education / Experience:

    Previous customer service job preferred.

    Essential Duties:

    Perform daily animal diet preparations and routine cleaning of seabird exhibits, waterfowl enclosures and work areas.

    Record daily observations and note the health and condition of the exhibit birds – noting changes in behavior and appearance throughout the breeding season.

    Work in outdoor exhibit and aviary spaces with moderate to strenuous physical activity, lifting up to 50 lbs.

    Lead daily Keeper chats and tours.

    Maintain computer records and data.

    Assist in habitat maintenance and breeding season preparations.

    Assist the avian staff in current research projects and data collection.

    Interacting daily with interpretation, husbandry and research personnel.

    Performs other duties relating to the Center’s goals and mission statement as required.

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    Ability to speak effectively and to be comfortable meeting new people when interfacing with existing and potential new donors.  Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and time management skills.  Proficient computer skills including basic Microsoft applications specifically Excel are preferred.

    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to
    successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made
    to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Ability to swim; see and hear; move about; stoop, kneel, and crouch; use arms and hands; handle objects,
    tools, and controls; and sit. Ability to lift and move 50 pounds. 

    Internship Dates: January 1, 2023 to May 1, 2023

    Unpaid Internship

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation.


    Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums


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