Communications Research Internship

Organization: Chicago Zoological Society-Brookfield Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Brookfield, Illinois, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is currently accepting applications for our College Experiential Learning Opportunities (CELO) program.

Please visit the following site for specific details on applying and contact with any other questions you may have: (

Chicago Zoological Society is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/V/D

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply and to identify themselves.

Title Communications Research Intern

Learning Objectives

Interns will gain an understanding of techniques used to measure and

evaluate a variety of services and programs at Brookfield Zoo, such as

audience needs, level of guest satisfaction, success of special exhibits, or

people’s connections to nature.

Responsibilities Research projects include work and data collection to help understand

different audience needs, explore levels of guest satisfaction, assessing

special exhibits, and measuring connections to nature. Projects will include

quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques. Interns will aid in

data collection (mostly out of doors in the park) and with data entry and may

help with other aspects of ongoing research projects such as pilot testing

new methodologies.


• Minimum two years college at an accredited institution; G.P.A. 2.5/4.0,

majoring in psychology, behavioral science, biology, environmental

education, or other social sciences or related field or coursework.

Some college coursework in/ basic understanding of statistics are


• Minimum 18 years of age.

• Completion of a reflective journal or project required as part of


• Strong interpersonal skills.

• Strong computer skills.

• Excellent organizational and communication skills, experience

interacting with the public, great customer service skills, and experience

working on a team are desirable.

• Must be able to commit to 12 weeks; approximately 35 hours/week.

Wage Rate • $10.25 per hour