Conservation Education Internship




Organization: Racine Zoo (AZA Member) (AZA Member)
Location: Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

The Conservation Education Department of the Racine Zoo is dedicated to promoting awareness of conservation issues through engaging, educational, and entertaining zoo experiences. Racine Zoo interns are valuable members of our team.

A Conservation Education Intern will assist the Conservation Education Department in fulfilling the educational mission of the Zoo. This person will assist with such tasks as Zoo camps, Zoo Snoozes, performing educational outreach animal encounters both on and off campus, conducting guided tours of the Zoo, and delivering animal chats and amphitheater presentations. Interns will work with a variety of animals (small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and arthropods). Interns are supervised by Conservation Education staff. Internships may be completed for college credit based on the college’s guidelines.

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 all ages of people, and the ability to work in a team environment. They must also be self-motivated, reliable, prompt, able to lift 50 pounds, and able to work in all weather conditions. A negative TB test must be provided. Internships are experience based and are therefore unpaid (housing is also not provided). It is required that an intern dedicates 24 hours per week over the course of three months (schedules may be flexible based on the candidate’s availability). Interns are required to complete a project that benefits the Zoo and is completed during the internship period. Interns are accepted quarterly. It is advisable to apply as early as possible before the start of a quarter. Fall internships run from September-December.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to:

Racine Zoo

Attention: Conservation Education Department

200 Goold Street

Racine, Wisconsin 53402

education@racinezoo.org