We are pleased to offer a limited number of internships suitable for those pursuing a career in animal training, animal behaviour, animal care, zoo work, falconry etc. These positions offer individuals a unique opportunity to learn in a professional environment, thus giving valuable assistance to those serious about a career working with animals.
As we have limited vacancies, we select our interns very carefully. Candidates should be educated to A level as a minimum, and be able to demonstrate a genuine commitment to working with animals.
We are looking for candidates who are willing and able to commit to a 3, 6 or 12 month term and be willing and available to work from 0800 to 1700, 5 days per week which may include some weekend work.
These placements are physically demanding positions, so candidates must be physically fit, self-motivated and have a genuine interest in conservation and animal care.
Work at Honeybank will include;
• Animal husbandry and day-to-day care of a wide range of species (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibia, invertebrates);
• Animal training, including training for media work;
• Working with the general public;
• Educational displays;
• Caring for sick and injured raptors (birds of prey and owls);
• Handling a wide range of animals;
• Cleaning and maintaining pens and cages;
• Record keeping.
Suitable applicants will have the opportunity to obtain formal qualifications while working with us (e.g. the Lantra “Beginning Falconry” award), as well as gaining valuable experience in a wide range of skills required to earn a living within the animal care industry.
In return, we expect our interns to show a genuine commitment and a willingness to learn. Internships last for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months, with the option to extend for suitable candidates. The normal working time will be a minimum of 5 full days per week with some weekend, Bank Holiday and evening work required. Interns may also be called on to work off-site, e.g. on TV and film sets, showgrounds etc.
We are a small organisation doing a great deal of charitable and educational work, and regret that we are unable to offer any wages or salary for the placement. We will provide PPE. No other financial benefits are offered. Candidates will need to have the ability to financially support themselves for the entire length of the internship.
Please be aware that unfortunately we are unable to offer accommodation. However, we do offer comprehensive practical training which will provide an insight into the functioning of a successful and responsible animal collection, modern methods of animal training, and how to work in the media (TV, movies etc.) thus helping to promote your future employability.
We are currently accepting applications for Internships to start in 2016.
To apply for one of these positions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org providing the following information:
• A full and detailed CV;
• Why you wish to work with us and why you wish to apply for this position;
• Experience to date;
• Animal related qualifications, including courses you are currently attending;
• Details of further courses or study you intend to undertake;
• Details of why you feel you are the one we should choose for this position;
• Full details of two referees who can support your professional qualifications and experience.
All applications are treated in complete confidence.