WMSP Animal Keeper Intern...

Hours: Internships are full time based on a 37.5 hour week, and can run from 4 weeks to 1 year, depending on the requirements of your course. PLEASE NOTE: Internships are limited and highly sought after, therefore get fully booked a long way in advance, when filling in your application make sure you let us know of any dates you are available. CURRENTLY AVAILABLE: 6, 9 or 12 month internships are available within theWildlife Department. Please indicate in your application, the length of internship and time of year you are ideally looking for.


Description: An internship within the Wildlife Department will give you experience of working with wild and exotic animals in a zoological setting. This particular role is designed for individuals who are looking to become an animal keeper.

We are looking for placements within:
Hoofstock Africa
Hoofstock Asia
African Village
Discovery Trail Sea lions/Seaquarium and Lorikeets
Discovery Trail Reptiles/Invertebrates/Twilight cave

Please Note: With the Discovery Trail Reptile placement the candidate would have to have had their rabies vaccine or willing to fund the vaccine themselves.

The placement will allow student to assist with the daily tasks of general husbandry, cleaning and mucking out of animal areas. Students will also assist wildlife keepers with animal health care checks, patrol work and encounters/talks to the general public.

Before you start your placement you will participate in a health and safety induction and have a guided tour around the areas you will be working in. You will then be issued with a uniform that must be wore while you are on your placement.

This placement would be suitable to students in their 'sandwich' year but we would also consider postgraduate students.

We do not provide accommodation on site so you would need to consider the costs of funding yourself through your placement with us before applying.

Please Note: Internships include training in all aspects of the department (depending on length of internship). If you are looking to glimpse in a particular role, but are not looking for a longer placement with training, check out our Work Experience vacancies.

To submit your application for this role, please Apply Online