CARE offers an intensive internship program for individuals who are interested in learning more about working with exotic animals. There are 2-4 intern positions per term. CARE provides housing for all accepted applicants for the entire 4 months.

Interns will gain practical experience in exotic animal husbandry and will be involved with our educational and research programs. 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. 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Interns must be at least 18 years old
  • Have good written and oral communication skills
  • Have the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Be working on or have a four-year degree in a related field
  • Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Be willing to work outdoors and be able to perform duties in various weather conditions
  • Weekends and holidays are required
  • International applications are welcome


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

  • Click on the link above to submit your resume.

Intern Graduates: