Conservation Education Intern

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Deadline to Apply:

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 5:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Racine, WI
United States

Job Category:

Internship

Job Type:

Part-time

Job Description:

JOB TITLE:  Conservation Education Internship

 

REPORTS TO:  Conservation Education Manager

 

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Compensation school credit; reaches 288 total hours

 

JOB PURPOSE: To assist the Conservation Education Department in promoting awareness of conservation issues through engaging, educational, and entertaining zoo experiences.

 

 TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESULTS:

 

Assist in school programming and live animal presentations
Performing educational outreach animal encounters both on and off campus
Assisting with signage and interactive displays along with program development and research
Work with a variety of animals that include small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and arthropods
Fulfill project that is beneficial to the Zoo and is completed within time frame of internship

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have completed one year of a college degree program in biology, animal behavior, zoology, education, or other related field.  Candidates must also have excellent communication skills, enjoy working with people of all ages, and be able to work in a team environment.  They must be self-motivated, reliable, prompt, able to lift 50 pounds, and able to work in all weather conditions.  Internships are experience-based and are therefore unpaid (housing is also not provided, however, nearby housing options are available for a fee). It is required that an intern dedicates 24 hours per week over the course of three months, or 288 total hours (schedules may be flexible based on the candidate’s availability).

 

Must have, or be willing to learn basic first-aid, and CPR.  Negative TB test required. Ability work outdoors, lift heavy objects, and risk periodic exposure to fairly predictable and controllable hazards associated with wild animals and zoonotic diseases.

How to Apply:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and dates are flexible. We are actively recruiting for summer of 2018.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:
Aszya Summers

Conservation Education Manager

Racine Zoo

200 Goold Street

Racine, WI 53402

asummers@racinezoo.org