Director's Office 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 Director’s Office Intern

Learning Objectives

Through various projects, interns will learn how to build sustainable relationships with a

diverse spectrum of Chicago Zoological Society audiences and stakeholders throughout the

Chicagoland area.


Interns will:

• Assist the Zoo Director and his staff responsible for extending the zoo’s mission to all

of the communities it serves, with a special focus on Strategic Plan initiatives.

• Assist the VP of Planning and Community Relations on key projects including

Arcoiris, Advisory Councils and Outreach Programs.

• Assists the Director of Government Relations with communication and cultivation

programs for key elected and appointed government officials with the focus on

Chicago Zoological Society outreach initiatives.

• Work with the above staff and the President/CEO on appropriate projects that

including generating consistent, positive exposure for the Society and representing

the institution to diverse constituencies.

• Participate on teams, committees, work groups, etc., as assigned.

• Other related duties as assigned.


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

business, biology, ecology, environmental education, liberal arts, psychology,

behavioral science, or other social science, or other relevant field.

• Minimum 18 years of age.

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

• Strong interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills.

• Strong computer skills.

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