Zoo Animal Husbandry Internship

Wild Hearts African Farm & Petting Zoo – Lewisburg, OH


Apply now for your 2023 Internship. Can start anytime.

Have you ever been interested in a fulfilling career working with animals?

Wild Hearts African Farm is a non-profit educational farm and outreach provider focused on conservation education. We are located on over 30 acres in Lewisburg, Ohio. Our farm is home to over 80 animals and 30 species including a sand cat, ostrich, African Cape porcupine, donkeys, cows, hedgehogs, jackals, hawks, owls, bald eagle, goats, sheep, ducks, maras, lizards, tortoises, geckos, turtles and more.

Wild Hearts African Farm is the FIRST Humane Certified™ zoo in Ohio!

To apply: Please read carefully.
Fill out the downloadable application on our website and email it to us.

Description of role:
If your career goal is to be a zookeeper, farm manager, biologist, naturalist, veterinarian, vet tech, or wildlife educator, Wild Hearts is a great place to gain experience. This is an entry-level position designed for college students and adults seeking training and experience in animal husbandry.

Tasks: You will be trained to care for a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles on our beautiful farm property. Animal husbandry duties include: food preparation, enrichment, cleaning stalls, maintaining exhibits, weighing animals, trimming nails, grounds upkeep and working outside in all weather conditions. You will learn to assist with our mobile outreach programs and onsite guided tours.

#Technology: Get ready to amp up your resume. All interns are trained to use AnimalCare Software to record the details of all animal husbandry events.

Skills and requirements:
Must be able to lift 50lbs. You must be dependable, demonstrate a sense of urgency, possess attention to detail and be able to follow directions.

Work schedule: Morning and Late Afternoon Shifts Available
We are flexible and try to work around your class/job schedule. Hours vary from 15-25 hours per week and a minimum of 10 weeks is required in order to train you in each section. Please see application for more details.

College Academic Credit: Many colleges count voluntary internships toward credit hours. Please check with your adviser and submit any required paperwork to us so you can receive credit from your institution.

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

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