Each school year, Sienna Ranch offers four paid internships for high school students in 10th grade and above. Animal Interns work 3 three-hour shifts per week under the guidance of the Animal Care and Education Manager for a total of 9 hours. Interns are responsible for feeding, mucking pens, and general care of Sienna Ranch’s animal staff: chickens, goats, sheep, rabbits, horses, and ducks. Interns will have opportunities to provide both daily maintenance and specialized care for our animals. Interns are also given the opportunity to mentor students in the Animal Care Apprentice Program on Sundays.
Each intern will have opportunities to work independently, alongside the animal care manager, and as part of a team. Individual must be self-motivated as some shifts require the ability to work without supervision. Shifts are offered Monday-Saturday, 8:30-11:30, Monday-Friday, 2:00-5:00, Saturday 8:30-11:30 with the addition of two Sundays a month from 11:30-2pm. Internships are one full school year (September-June) with potential for a summer position. Interns must have reliable transportation. Applicants must be able to attend training on August 29th, 30th, and 31st.
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