Job Postings

Exotic Feline Internship


Panther Ridge Conservation Center

Closing Date
September 22, 2020

Panther Ridge is looking for interns to care for many species of exotic felines. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional care for the animals in our collection, all while supporting conservation efforts in Africa and Asia. Although we are not open to the general public, we provide educational private tours conducted by all staff and interns. Panther Ridge is currently home to over 20 cats including Cheetah, Leopard, Jaguar, Puma, Clouded Leopard, Ocelot, Serval, Caracal and Fishing Cat. Check out our website to learn more

Education and Pre-requisites

Responsibilities Include:
• Diet preparation
• Cleaning of enclosures
• Animal interactions/training
• General maintenance as needed
• Assisting with veterinary care if needed
• Providing enrichment
• Public interactions through tours
• Follow safety procedures

• Must be working toward or have a degree in biology, zoological or a related field
• 3 months full time exotic feline experience preferred
• Previous training experience always a plus
• Ability to lift and carry 40-60 pound boxes
• Ability to work in the Florida weather conditions for extended periods of time
• Must work all Holidays and weekends
• Ability to stand/walk for 6-8 hours each day
• Must be a hardworking, self-motivated individual
• Must work well with others
• Must have their own reliable car

Compensation and benefits

Start and end dates are flexible. Internships last 3 months and can be extended for the right individual. Interns are expected to work 6 days a week. Housing and a $200/month stipend will be provided.

Application instructions

To apply send a resume, cover letter, and three references to our Head Keeper

We also encourage photos of previous experience, please include with your application.

We will carefully evaluate all applications and will contact for a further interview.