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Life Safety 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 Safety Intern

Learning Objectives

The intern will be responsible for assisting the Safety department with the

development and implementation of safety policies, procedures, as well as

creating and conducting safety audits and training programs for staff.


1. Assists in the creation of specific safety audits dependant on both work

place and work practices in order to conduct effective safety audits

throughout the institution. Creating audits will include working one-onone with zoo personnel in a variety of departments as well as job

shadowing tasks in order to fully comprehend work practices being

conducted. * (40%)

2. Conducts safety audits and inspections in order to identify hazardous

work place and work practices. Auditing includes employee tasks/areas,

guest areas, general park properties and may include

construction/renovation areas. * (30%)

3. Assists in developing safety polices and procedures for use by CZS staff.

Policies and procedures will be based on regulatory requirements, safety

best practices and results of safety audits. (15%)

4. Creates safety training programs based on Safety policies and procedures

for CZS staff under the guidance of the Safety Manager. (5%)

5. Assists the department with the management of the Hazard

Communication program. Responsibilities to include, review of Material

Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), selection of appropriate Personal Protective

Equipment (PPE) for new chemicals used on-site and participation in

hazardous waste disposal coordination/process. May also assist in

revising the existing Hazard Communication program and labeling to

meet the new Global Harmonized standard for 2013. (5%)

6. Participates in accident investigations for both employee and guest

injuries/illness. (3%)

7. Other related duties as assigned. (2%)


• Minimum 1 year of college with 2.5/4.0 overall gpa.

• Spanish fluency a plus, but not required.

• All interns are required to complete either a final project or daily journal

as part of their experience.

Additional Information

This is an intern position which will work closely with the Safety Manager

and the Safety Specialist in order to gain a working understanding of how

Safety practices are an important part of the Society’s core values and are

essential to job activities and how work activities impact the operation of the

institution and its various departments.