Panther Ridge Conservation Center offers 3-month internships and for the right individual it may be extended to 6 months. We have housing available for 2 interns on site and offer a $200/month stipend. No pets are allowed. Interns will work 6 days a week and must be up to date on vaccinations including tetanus and be TB negative.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Diet/meat prep
  • Cleaning enclosures
  • Animal interactions/training
  • General maintenance/landscaping
  • Assisting with veterinary care
  • Behavioral observation
  • Providing enrichment/enrichment projects
  • Public interactions and public speaking
  • Following safety protocols/etc.



  • Must be working toward or have a degree in biology, zoology or related field
  • 3 months full time exotic feline experience preferred
  • Previous training experience always a plus
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pound boxes
  • Ability to work in 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 hardworking, self-motivated individual
  • Must work well with others
  • Must have their own reliable car 

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and three references to our Facilities Manager Sadie Ryan at

We also encourage photos of previous experience, please include with your application. We will carefully evaluate all applications and will contact for further interview.