Conservation Science and Education Volunteer Internship

Organization: Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA Member)
Location: Silver Spring, MD , us
Job or Internship: Internship
The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) is now accepting applications for an unpaid Conservation Science and Education Volunteer Spring Internship. This Volunteer Intern will assist with AZA’s Animal Programs, Professional Development and Education Programs, 5-year Climate Initiative, and the production of Animal Care Manuals and Annual Report on Conservation and Science. S/he will interact with AZA Animal Program leaders, institutional representatives, committee members, Green Scientific Advisory Group and work under the guidance of the Conservation Science and Education Department Staff. Opportunities to take part in related events (e.g. lectures, conservation events, etc.) may arise and offer valuable experience. This unpaid volunteer internship is offered on a full-time basis for a 3 month duration from May 7 – July 27, 2012, although some scheduling flexibility is available.

Must be:

• A current college student or recent graduate (within the past year)
• Highly motivated
• Detail oriented

Must have:
• Strong interest in volunteering to advance the missions of accredited zoos and aquariums.
• Strong skills in writing and proofreading.
• Skills in critical thinking and problem solving.
• Skills in positive and effective inter-personal communications
• Skill in working independently and efficiently.
• Ability to multi-task.
• Professional demeanor.
• Knowledge of Microsoft applications and Access databases.

AZA will support the Intern in obtaining college credit for this internship and will coordinate the Internship schedule with the College schedule.

About AZA:
Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of accredited zoos and aquariums in the areas of animal care, wildlife conservation, education and science ( AZA is America's leading accrediting organization for zoos and aquariums, and accredits only those institutions that have achieved rigorous standards for animal care, education, wildlife conservation and science. AZA offers a positive work environment conducive to gaining beneficial career and networking experience.

Send resume and cover letter to:
Intern Coordinator
Association of Zoos & Aquariums
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 710
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Fax to: (301) 562-0888