Job Postings

2020 Fall/Winter Animal Husbandry Internship


Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary

Closing Date
September 26, 2020

Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary provides lifelong care to abandoned, confiscated and surrendered exotics and native Nevada wildlife. Species include but are not limited to tigers, African lions, cougars, black bears, bobcats, servals, caracals, foxes and coyotes.
We are seeking enthusiastic, energetic candidates for our six-month animal keeper Fall/Winter positions. Candidate will gain experience in animal husbandry, providing educational outreach presentations to the public and habitat building. Internship also includes the training/operant conditioning of a specific group of residents for wellness and health checks. Safe Haven also provides its residents with an extensive enrichment program in which interns are given an opportunity to build and create long-lasting enrichment items for residents and their habitats.

Education and Pre-requisites

*Must be 21 years of age
*Degree in Zoology, Biology or Animal Sciences preferred, but will consider prior exotic care experience.
*Must be in good physical condition and able to lift at least 50 lbs.
*Must be willing and able to work in inclement weather
*Tetanus vaccination required

Compensation and benefits

Free onsite housing and utilities plus $200 per month stipend is provided.

Application instructions

Please email cover letter, resume and (2) letters of recommendation to
Carmilla Rhone at