Subject: Seaduck Animal Care Internship
There are openings for unpaid internship positions at the U.S. Geological
Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD, starting ASAP and
continuing into the winter, with the possibility of extension into the
spring/summer. This internship involves assisting with animal care and
research at a captive colony of sea ducks and diving ducks.
Primary responsibilities include:
• assisting with daily care of birds
• performing maintenance/cleaning tasks
In addition to the primary responsibilities listed, the intern may have the
opportunity to assist with research if there are active research projects.
The ideal applicant: will have experience working with animals (preference
with birds), and be willing to work outside in all weather conditions. The
internship is part-time during the work-week, and requires a minimum of six
(6) hours a week. Course credit through the university may be possible with
approval from your academic department. The applicant must provide their own
transportation to the center.
These positions offer an excellent opportunity for qualified and motivated
individuals to obtain animal care experience under the mentorship of both
graduate students and U.S. Geological Survey scientists and veterinarians.
Both students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. If you are
interested, please send a resume and brief letter of interest to Sharon
Peregoy at: [log in to unmask]
Contact Person: Sharon Peregoy
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