Internship with Exotic Cat

In-Sync Exotics

Wylie, Texas

Job Type Paid Internship
Salary Details 70 per week plus housing
Deadline Aug 28, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

In-Sync Exotics is verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and accredited by the American Sanctuary Association. We currently are home to over 70 exotic cats including lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, lynx, servals and a cheetah. We offer 3-month and 6-month internships, designed to expand your knowledge in the care of exotic cats and the running of a sanctuary.

Experience includes diet preparation, feeding, cleaning enclosures, enrichment, observation of medical care at our on-site clinic, record keeping, general maintenance and more.

Our interns work hard in all kinds of weather conditions, in a small close-knit team and learn a great deal about all aspects of exotic cat care.

Interns will experience a wide variety of tasks throughout the day. Beginning with pulling heavy boxes of meat to thaw, followed by cleaning outdoor and indoor exhibits, preparing diets, preparing and distributing enrichment, record keeping and grounds maintenance.

Additionally, interns will assist keepers in feeding and medication administration.

There are opportunities during the internship to learn more about veterinary care and behavioral training. A day’s work can be long hours especially in the case of an emergency.

Work begins at 8am and sometimes doesn't finish until after 5pm. Once a week interns will be required to carry out a night feed (7.30pm -11pm). The following day work would begin at 10am. A week is 5 days of work with a 2-day break.


We are currently accepting applications for the following terms:

Fall: Aug 26, 2024 – Nov 16, 2024

Winter: Nov 25, 2024 – Feb 15, 2025

Please apply by emailing Heather L at heatherlrt@gmail.com 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Wildlife