Zoo Library Internship

Organization: Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Brookfield, IL, 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 interns@czs.org with any other questions you may have: (http://www.czs.org/czs/internships)

Chicago Zoological Society is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/V/D

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply and to identify themselves.


Conservation, Education, and Training Library Intern

Learning Objectives

Working in the Zoo Library assisting Manager, Library Services and Cataloging Librarian with a variety of projects. The Zoo Library supports many departments providing research, inter-library loan, information management, Archives management and circulation of library materials. The intern will gain experience working as a research and technical assistant to the Librarians.


Intern will participate in some or all of the following tasks:

• Assist librarian with research and data input for Animal Factsheet Wiki.

• Assist in building Chicago Board of Trade Endangered Species Fund database in Access software. The database will track history of fund, grant applicants, award amounts, species funded, location of grants and final reporting.

• Participate in the Archives digitization project. Assist in meta tagging, and getting materials ready for scanning, working with the archival photos, slides and objects to prepare for scanning process

• Incorporate knowledge of Chicago Zoological Society, its mission and zoo-wide operations into daily job responsibilities. Become familiar with and follow Society policies and procedures.

• Attend meetings and training sessions as assigned.

• Other related duties as assigned. •


• Minimum one year of college at an accredited institution; G.P.A. 2.5/4.0, any major accepted and prefer students in MLS programs. Library experience a plus.

• 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 20-40 hours/week.

Wage Rate • Unpaid