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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.


  • 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 a 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:

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