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Company/Organization: Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary


Please be informed that working for Tiger Creek as an intern in Smith County is a 90-day unpaid position (by four quarters/terms), allowing one to gain experience in the zoological field. Job duties include cleaning, diet preparation, light maintenance, educational tours, etc. Interns are responsible for the daily care of a number of exotic feline species including, but not limited to: tigers, lions, servals, pumas, and bobcats. This wide variety of training provides the intern with an exciting array of new skills and experiences. Training will be provided by the staff.WHEN ARE INTERNSHIPS OFFERED?
There are four internships offered during the year:
Winter Term: November – February (Target Date for Application Submission: August 1st each year).
Spring Term: February – May (Target Date for Application Submission: November 1st each year).
Summer Term: May – August (Target Date for Application Submission: February 1st each year).
Fall Term: August – November (Target Date for Application Submission: May 1st each year).
You should hear about the status of your application within 3-4 weeks after the target date.
Applications are accepted year-round for all terms. Preference will be given to those received by the application target dates; however, applications received after the target date may still be considered if the positions have not yet been filled.


You must be at least 20 years of age.
You must have two years of college study in a related field (Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Management, Ecology, etc.) or at least one year of job experience in a related field (vet clinic, zoo, etc.) or three years of verifiable job experience in an unrelated field.
You must maintain or have maintained at least an overall average of 3.0.
Some animal care experience is preferred.
You must be capable of lifting up to 60 lbs. and in good health.
You must be drug-free.
We are looking for individuals who are hardworking, dedicated, and self-motivated.

Paid Internship Info:

50 weekly stipend


90 days

Start Date:

Mid to Late November

End Date:

N/A, N/A, After 90 days. See terms listed.

Additional Info:
Interns will be working full-time
All interns will undergo training on safety procedures, crisis management, Class 1 Animal Care, and behavioral target training.
Animal Care: Interns will be involved in the daily care of the animals upon completing training, including food preparation, feeding techniques, cleaning, light maintenance of the enclosures and grounds, etc.
Housing (the house is fully furnished, and bedding and towels are provided)
TV, DVD, and Satellite System
Uniform Shirt
Materials, Curriculum, and Training
Zoo  Sanctuary  Tiger  Exotic  Animal   
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