Job Postings

Animal Care Internship Spring 2020


Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Closing Date
November 1, 2019

In 1997 TCWR established an internship program for students desiring more experience in the care of exotic big cats and animals. Intern applicants must be college graduates with a degree in Biology or related animal science field preferred, but experience with exotic animal husbandry may be considered. Sixteen positions are opened each internship, and run every 6 months. If you are looking for a full-time internship working around big cats and exotic animals, you just may have found it.

Education and Pre-requisites

Bachelor’s degree in animal science related field preferred. Our interns work very closely with our 7 animal care staff members. Any project the interns work on is assigned by animal care staff. TCWR is seeking 16 full-time, 6-month animal care interns. Work is often physically demanding. Applicant must be self-motivated, with a high desire to provide the best care available to all animals. Applicants must be observant and able to keep detailed records. The ability to work in a team environment or independently is important.

Compensation and benefits

Weekly cash stipend of $50 for living expenses. On-site housing provided which includes heat, air conditioning, utilities, full bath, kitchen, washer & dryer, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and free long distance.

Application instructions

Email your cover letter, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation (required) to: Emily McCormack Animal Curator/Internship Coordinator before November 1, 2019