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Intern Program

There are four positions, including a new administrative position, available within The Center for Animal Research and Education. CARE provides housing for all accepted applicants. To apply for this position please email your resume and references to or mail them to Heidi Krahn, 245 County Road 3422, Bridgeport, TX 76426.

Interns must be at least 18 years old. Candidates must have good written and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team–oriented environment. Must have or be working on a four year degree in a related field. All candidates must have the ability to lift 50 pounds and a willingness to work outdoors. Interns must be able to perform regular duties in 90 to over 100 degree weather, rain, snow, and cold temperatures.

Weekends and holidays are required. International applications are welcome.

Interns will gain practical experience working with exotic animals, and will be involved with our educational and research programs. Interns will be able to learn as much about animal behavior as they choose to learn within the four month session.

Experiences at CARE will include feeding, cleaning, animal health, animal management, behavioral studies, chemical immobilization, record keeping, assisting in construction and habitat modification, public speaking, fundraising and related activities. Interns will also be involved with the volunteer and tour program.

NEW! We are happy to announce that we are opening up a new intern position at CARE! This internship will run from mid-late September until December and will be for an administrative intern. This position will have some animal care duties, but will be largely about helping run the business side of the organization. This will be a great internship for anyone wanting to go into non-profit work, run a small business, or even create their own rescue/animal facility someday. It will give you an in-depth look at what it takes to actually run a facility like ours. There is never an end to the work that has to be done.

This position follows the same guidelines as the other internship opportunities. Applicants for this position must be either currently attending college or have graduated. This position will require excellent organization and communication skills and you must be able to work both independently and as a team.

Spring: First week of January thru Mid May | Summer: Mid May thru Mid August | Fall: Mid August thru Mid December
*Dates can be flexible upon request

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