Internship - Collection Management




Organization: Peoria Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Collection Management Internships at the Peoria Zoo will assist Curator of Collections with: Maintaining detailed records on animal training, behavior,reproduction, and genealogy. The development of the annual Institutional Collection PlanCataloging animal id photos and bio factsOther duties as assignedInternships last for a minimum of 12 weeks, 16 hours per week. All intern program applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:• Completed at least two years of college at an accredited institution majoring in the area in which they would like to be considered. Interns may also have equivalent or relevant life experience that can also be considered.• Overall grade point average of C+ (2.5 on a 4.0 scale) or better.• Submit a properly completed intern application packet.The application package must include all of the following materials:• A completed Peoria Zoo intern program application form.• A completed Peoria Park District volunteer form.• Two letters of recommendation • An official copy of the applicant’s most recent transcripts for all colleges or universities attended.• A current resume detailing education and other qualifications• A cover letter answering essay questions (see application package for details).Internships are available on a year-round basis. Most internships are unpaid. Housing arrangements are the responsibility of the successful intern.Applicants chosen to be interviewed will be notified by email. Successful applicants will be advised of their selection and internship assignments by email. A $15 program fee is required upon placement into the internship program.For the welfare of employees and animals, proof of a current tetanus vaccination and TB test is required for education and animal care internships prior to the start of the internship assignment.For further information on internships contact jroderick@peoriaparks.org