Conservation Science--Animal Behavior 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 interns@czs.org with any other questions you may have: (http://www.czs.org/czs/Educational-Programs/Internships.aspx)

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

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply and to identify themselves.

Title Conservation Science Intern (unpaid)

Learning Objectives

Interns will learn the processes used by researchers in the area of specialization. These

internships are designed for individuals interested in research careers in the areas of

emphasis or related areas. In particular, students that plan to pursue graduate degrees in any

of the areas below may find the internship to be a valuable experience.

Responsibilities

Animal Behavior: Intern will work with the Behavioral Research Manager to gain experience

in performing behavioral monitoring on a number of species. Intern will assist in all aspects of

planning, executing and analyzing behavioral research data at Brookfield Zoo. In addition,

intern will be expected to develop an independent research project. Intern will present the

results of her/his findings at a mini-symposium held at Brookfield Zoo.

Requirements

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

biology, ecology, endocrinology, animal science, or other directly relevant field. Minimum

18 years of age.

• Applicants who have demonstrated experience with research in lab, field or other setting

are preferred. Coursework in research skills, biology, animal behavior, ecology or related

field may be substituted.

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

• Strong interpersonal and communications skills.

• Good computer skills.

• Good organizational skills.

• Must be able to commit to 12 weeks; approximately 40 hours/week.