Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Murchison, Texas

Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details $50/week stipend

The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch (CABBR) is a world-renowned animal sanctuary that is home to almost 800 domestic and exotic animals, many of whom have been rescued from near-death situations such as slaughterhouses, biomedical research laboratories, and trophy hunting ranches. The sanctuary is the largest of its like sitting on 1400 acres of land. CABBR provides a forever home for these animals giving them the care they deserve and allowing them to roam in large, natural pastures/habitats.

We seek individuals who are mature and have the ability to handle physically and emotionally stressful situations, a demanding workload, long hours, and work independently or as a team. Applicants should possess a strong personal work ethic and a high level of integrity. This internship is a wonderful opportunity for those seeking a career in the animal field. It is always stated to interns that how much you gain from this opportunity depends on how much you are willing to put into the experience.   Interns have the ability to learn as much as they want about husbandry, behavior, operant conditioning and enrichment.

Interns have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on animal care experience, knowledge about a variety of species, and exposure to the operations of an animal care center. Interns help in all aspects of husbandry including preparing diets, feeding and medicating animals, cleaning habitats, making and providing enrichment for the animals, and other housekeeping tasks. During the internship, interns will participate in various classes that will expand on their knowledge of animal welfare. Interns will also complete a project of their choosing which will help the animals and staff of CABBR while leaving a lasting mark at the sanctuary.

The Animal Care Interns help care for a variety of species and will rotate between our three animal care departments: Equine, Primate, and Wildlife. They will spend 1 month in each department working alongside professional caretakers learning about the various species in their care.

  • Equine Department: CABBR is one of the largest equine sanctuaries in the United States, home to nearly 500 horses and donkeys, who are able to roam across hundreds of acres of land.
  • Primate Department: CABBR is currently home to non-human primates including gibbons and several species of monkeys, primarily rhesus macaques and capuchins.
  • Wildlife Department: Caring for the majority of species at CABBR including, but not limited to, tigers, bears, bobcats, coyote, bison, iguana, tortoise, camel, various exotic hoofstock, and ostriches. In addition, the Wildlife department is responsible for the daily husbandry of the Sanctuary’s farm animals—cows, pigs, goats, sheep, turkeys, and chickens.

Internships are available quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) and applications are accepted year-round. Internships are 12 weeks in length at 40 hours per week. Proof of negative TB test required.

Interns will receive a $50/week stipend PLUS onsite housing.

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Category Wildlife