Reptilia Zoo is Canada's biggest indoor reptile zoo with over 500 animals including alligators, crocodiles, cobras, mambas, rattlesnakes, giant tortoises, monitor lizards and more.
As an intern you'll get hands on experience with the care and maintenance of our extensive collection including the chance to observe appropriate handling of crocodilians, giant pythons and venomous snakes.
Other intern activities include:
Prevention and treatment of common injuries and ailments
Participation in Reptilia’s ongoing research projects
Discuss current and interesting literature from the field of herpetology
Develop enrichment strategies to enhance animal wellbeing
Preparation of educational materials
Strategies for breeding reptiles, incubation of eggs and care of neonates
Zoo exhibit design and maintenance
Nutrition needs and food preparation
Management of volunteers, guest interface and tours
Program Length: 6 months (November.06.13 - April.20.14)
Weekly Commitment: 38hours
Eligible: Graduates or students in post secondary programs with an interest in herpetology.
Payment: No compensation
To Apply: E-mail submissions only. Submit a cover letter detailing why our program is of interest to you, what you hope to achieve from the program and your future goals plus your resume with prior work and education history.
We thank all applicants to the program, however only those being considered will receive a response.