Summer Day Camp Educator Intern

Organization: Red River Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Fargo, ND, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Position: Summer Day Camp Educator Intern

Description: Intern/volunteer educators will assist in the preparation and presentation of Summer Day Camp programs as well as assist with the education animal husbandry. These hands-on animal and environmental based programs are available to kids between 4 and 12 years of age. You will be trained on how to handle a variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and birds in a presentation setting. This is great way to gain teaching experience in a non-traditional setting!

General Requirements:

*Be passionate and curious about the natural world

*Be outgoing with good communication and organizational skills

*Enjoy working with a variety of age groups

*Enjoy working with a variety of animals

*Comfortable speaking in front of an audience

*Valid drivers license

*Complete and send in a volunteer application

Additional Requirements:

*Have completed at least 1 year of college at an accredited institution

*Have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher

*Learn how to care for the education animal collection

*A minimum of one day (1-2 hours) each week devoted to animal care (optional)

*Develop and complete an original education program by the conclusion of your internship

*Send in a completed internship application form, a cover letter and resume, current college transcript, and two professional letters of recommendation

Education Intern Duties:

Include the following but are not limited to…

*Work with Education Director to prepare and present summer day camp programs

*Develop new curriculum for current programs or future programs

*Lead animal presentations

*Learn general animal husbandry of the education animals

*Learn how to handle education animals

*Assist with special events and off-site programs when available

Hours: Days and times will vary based on individuals schedule. Approximately 10-20 hours per week.

Students interested in applying for the education internship should send…

Cover letter and current resume

Current college transcript

Completed internship application form

Two professional letters of recommendation

Send completed application packages to…

Leila Goulet

Red River Zoo

4255 23rd Ave S

Fargo, ND 58104

For more information and to obtain an application, contact:

Leila Goulet, Director of Education

701-277-9240 X309