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Wildlife Natural Foods Internship - Unpaid

The Stark County Park District is currently seeking Wildlife Natural Foods intern to further their education and experience at our Wildlife Conservation Center. If you're passionate about wildlife and wish to gain some hands-on experience in the care, cultivation, and maintenance of live food colonies, we're the place for you!
Students Can Expect To:
  • Cultivating food to feed rehab and education animals at the Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Cultivation and distribution of wild caught insects from provided traps and as well as wild greens and wild berries. All wild foods harvested will be weighed and recorded in a daily log.
  • Possible Internship Project: Collecting data to determine financial gain of wild food collection vs. purchased food
  • Weekly duties of aquatic plant harvesting, cutting branches with beneficial leaves, aero garden harvesting, dirt and rotting log collection, cleaning colony enclosures, cultivation of insects from any at capacity tanks, and feeding weekly colonies
  • Nuts and berry harvesting from other Stark Parks locations, aquatic species collection (fishing, crayfish collecting, etc.) deseeding produce, seed and nut drying/ freezing, and working with the Natural Resources staff for native seed cultivation that can be used in food plots the following year
Hours: 12 hours a week for duration of 14 weeks, August 2023 through November 2023. Ability to work a pre determined hours and days of the week and a varied schedule including weekends is required. Typical scheduled shifts are between 8:00a.m. and 5:00p.m.,but may vary with advance notice.