Animal Care Internship – Fort Langley, British Columbia
Organization: Mountain View Conservation & Breeding Centre
Job Title: Animal Care Intern
Location: Fort Langley, British Columbia
Hours, Compensation, & Benefits: 4 days/week, 8 hrs/day. Unpaid. Housing on site provided free of charge.
Position Dates: Minimum of 6 months commitment from March – August.
Application Deadline: March 13, 2013
Posted On: February 11, 2013
Organization Overview: Mountain View Conservation is a B.C. non-profit society, whose mission is to save B.C. and Canadian wildlife from extinction by operating ‘breed and return’ conservation programs for rare & endangered “red-listed” wildlife species, and to offer public awareness & educational programs about the plight of these endangered species. Our unique conservation and breeding programs (we breed wild animals) work towards the eventual release of wildlife offspring – in family groups – back into their natural habitats here in B.C., and elsewhere in Canada, North & South America and around the world , in order to maintain sustainable populations of these rare wildlife species.
Mountain View Conservation Society, in Fort Langley, British Columbia, has 2 positions open for our Animal Care Internship program. Interns will work along Keepers assisting with food preparation, daily cleaning, maintenance and grounds keeping, behavioral observation and breeding programs. Some administrative work may also be required. There will also be opportunities for interns to assist with Mountain View’s educational programs such as group tours and community outreach. Interns will also complete a research project on locally endangered species, presenting conservation methods that Mountain View, the Provincial Government and local communities could put into action.
Interns must be prepared to work weekends and holidays, depending on scheduling. Housing on-site is provided free of charge. The benefit of the program is to gain hands-on experience with endangered animals in a very competitive field, and a reference letter from Mountain View Conservation Society will be awarded at the end of the term.
- University students or graduates of a related field, such as Biology, Zoology, Animal Sciences, Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Sciences, etc.
- Strong desire to attain a career in animal care in the future.
- Physically fit, able to work a full, sometimes strenuous 8-hour day, and be able to life up to 50 pounds.
- Previous animal experience is an asset, but is not required.
How to Apply: Apply by email with a cover letter, resume and 2 reference letters or 3 reference contacts. Send application information with the subject title “Internship Application” to Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mountain View Conservation Society, http://www.mtnviewconservation.org
23898 Rawlison Crescent, Langley, British Columbia, Canada V1M3R6