ARCAS Biology Internship Placement


  • Currently studying or have studied in biology or a biology related field
  • Animal experience (preferably at least 1 year accumulated experience with tropical animals, such as zoo keeping or long term volunteer animal experience. Also accepted: animal shelter work, farm work, stables)
  • Experience working in a team
  • Experience working as a leader
  • Over 20 years old
  • Medium to fluent level in both English and Spanish
  • In good mental and physical health (must be able to lift 20kg)
  • Valid passport
  • Driver’s license preferred but not requirement
  • No criminal record
  • 6 month internship
Dates starting: 1st June 2017 - Closing date for applications: 30th April 2017

Job outline

  • Assist in animal behavior studies (species dependent, with focus on primates and psittacines)
  • Enrichment projects
  • If required, assist with young animal care
  • Take part in on-site animal releases
  • Daily animal husbandry
  • Assist volunteer coordinator in day to day management of volunteers and volunteer tasks
  • Various administration/office work (social media, data entry etc.)
  • This is an unpaid position


  • Valuable experience in animal behavior, observation and analysis.
  • Work alongside Amazon parrots, Scarlet Macaws, Spider Monkeys, Black Howler Monkeys, Crocodiles, Turtles, Toucans, Coatis and many more.
  • Be part of new research projects revolving around the rehabilitation of different species back into the wild.
  • Meet people of all ages and backgrounds, from around the world.
  • Gain problem solving skills in different environments.
  • The chance to teach the importance of conservation and make a difference in people’s lives and experiences.
  • To be part of a close-knit team, all working at the front line of animal rehabilitation and combating the illegal wildlife trade.
For more information about the Biology Internship Placement, contact us at: [email protected]

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