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Behavior Monitoring and Animal Welfare Intern – Oregon Zoo

Metro (Oregon Zoo), Portland, Oregon

Internship - Government

Close Date: 03/06/2020

Deadline to apply: March 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm, PST

Unpaid Internship

Do you have a passion for animal welfare science? Do you approach your work with an attitude that no job is too big or too small? If so, the Oregon Zoo’s Conservation Research group is seeking enthusiastic applicants who enjoy working with a passionate group of researchers in a friendly educational environment. Come be a part of our team!

Oregon Zoo Conservation Research is hosting one unpaid summer internship. The anticipated start date is late May / early June 2020 and the opportunity will conclude in September. This internship is designed to be educational in nature and will provide the student with real world experience that complements their academic training. We work with each student to define the nature and scope of their internship and to determine an appropriate work schedule.

The Conservation Research group works with keepers, researchers, volunteers, and veterinarians to contribute to both in situ and ex situ animal welfare and conservation. We assess animals’ physical and physiological state by monitoring behavior, body condition, and hormone levels which helps us better care for animals and improve their quality of life. At the Oregon Zoo, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

Internships do not include experience working in animal areas.

• Current enrollment in and successful completion of at least one year of classes at an accredited institution of higher education, including 1 year of general biology.
• Internship must fulfill an academic requirement in a directly related field of study.
• Proficiency in computer use including word processing, manipulating spreadsheets, creating presentations, online research, and willingness to learn new software as necessary.
• Availability to dedicate 30-40 hours/week including weekends and some evenings.
• Ability to work outside in rain or direct sun for periods of up to 4 hours
• Completion of tuberculosis testing (TB QFT Test) prior to start of internship (see more information below*).

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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