The Potter Park Zoo, located in Lansing, Michigan, is accepting applications for a 9 month, paid zookeeper internship program to start the first week of October 2012. This internship will provide practical experience for those interested in the zoo keeping field. Interns will work alongside the zookeepers in many aspects of their profession including exhibit maintenance and upkeep, diet preparation, enrichment, assisting with veterinary procedures, record keeping and public presentations. The intern will work throughout the zoo including domestic and exhibit animals. Applicants must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and be able to lift, push, pull, carry, or otherwise move objects. Applicants must be able to work in an outdoor weather environment in all seasons and weather, including heat/humidity, cold temperatures, and/or wet conditions. The work schedule will include holidays and weekends. Preference will be given to applicants who have already graduated from a college or university. Please apply by filling out the online employment form, and submitting a resume and cover letter by August 3, 2012. The application can be submitted online at www.inghamcountyparks.org under the employment tab. Instructions for mailing the application and submitting your letter of intent and resume are also online. For more information about Potter Park Zoo, please go to our website www.potterparkzoo.org. Please do not send materials to Potter Park Zoo.
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