This internship includes work with the Minnesota Zoo’s behavior management program and the Close Encounters animal team.
The Minnesota Zoo strives to maintain the highest standards of animal welfare/well-being, such that the biological, behavioral, and social needs of the individual animal are met. This is achieved, in part, through behavior management (animal enrichment and training). Behavior management aims to draw out animals’ natural behaviors and abilities with stimulating environments that provide the animals with behavioral choices and encourage them to explore and interact with their surroundings.
Year-round Internship Opportunities:
This internship involves approximately 30-40 hours/week for 10-14 weeks. The work schedule is flexible.
Responsibilities for the Behavior Management/Close Encounters Internship include conducting behavioral observations, recording and entering behavioral/enrichment data, working on enrichment initiatives as well as assisting with the daily care of the Close Encounters program animals.
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