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Animal Programs Marine Mammal Internship
Location: Lake Buena Vista, FL
Job ID: 163328BR-1
Animal Programs - Marine Mammal Internship
The Seas with Nemo & Friends® Pavilion at Epcot®
Since its opening in 1971, the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, FL has grown to feature four theme parks – the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. In addition, more than 20 themed resort hotels, two water parks, and the Downtown Disney Area, a daytime and nighttime entertainment complex, are part of the Walt Disney World Resort.
This Disney Professional Internship is designed to give the student entry level experience with the day to day care of West Indian manatees and Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in a public setting. Interns will deliver formal microphone presentations, prepare diets, maintain cleanliness of all areas, record husbandry data, observe husbandry techniques and observe training techniques.
- Guest Presentations - 50%
- Conduct daily educational presentations on manatees that are entertaining, accurate, and that inspire conservation action.
- Narrate research sessions stressing cognitive studies, marine conservation issues, and marine mammal awareness.
- Diet Preparation/Cleaning - 50%
- Prepare food daily for manatees and dolphins.
- Sanitize all animal areas, exhibits, and food preparation kitchen.
- Safe handling of Cleaning/Sanitizing solutions.
- Assist with feeding of manatees.
- Occasionally observe various training sessions with dolphins.
- Learn training basics, record keeping and marine mammal research techniques.
You must meet the basic qualification in order to apply for the internship:
- Minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0
- Junior, senior or recent college graduate
- Psychology , Zoology, Biology, or related major
- Three months experience with communicating biological information and make it personal and relevant to guests in an informal setting such as a zoo, aquarium, museum, or nature center
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
- Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
- Less than six months experience in a marine mammal setting
- Strong interest in Marine Mammal field, with long term career goal in training, husbandry and research
- SCUBA certification is required at the time of application.
Applicants must currently have a SCUBA certification card when applying for the internship. We cannot accept applicants that are currently in SCUBA class or are planning on completing it after application submission.
- Résumé (outlining all of your required qualifications)
- Cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest
- College transcripts (official or unofficial)
To upload these documents:
- Log into your dashboard at www.DisneyInterns.com
- Click the link labeled “edit profile info”
- Click on the "Attachments" Tab
- Be sure your document is titled in this format: FirstName_LastName_Type (i.e. Mickey_Mouse_Transcripts or Mickey_Mouse_CoverLetter)
- Select document type of “Other”
If you experience any difficulty with uploading documents, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR have graduated from college within the past six months OR be currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Not have already completed two consecutive (spring/fall) College or Professional Internship Programs
- Must possess unrestricted work authorization
- Must provide full work availability
- Must provide own transportation to/from work
- Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)
You may be contacted after your application has been reviewed to turn in additional support materials. If you have any additional questions please email email@example.com.
The approximate dates of this internship are June 2014 through January 2015. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.
A limited amount of company-sponsored housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The deadline to apply for this internship is February 28th, 2014.
Recommendation – Print This Role Description:
Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview. Note that this role description will not be accessible once the posting is closed on February 28th, 2014.
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