Volunteer Services & Human Resources Internship

Organization: Palm Beach Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

The Palm Beach Zoo is offering a NEW and exciting internship opportunity in the field of Volunteer Services and Human Resources.

The volunteer office has grown tremendously this past year from 32 active volunteers to 200, with one-time volunteers seeing a total of 473 volunteers last year. With this recent growth, comes transformation of the volunteer office as a whole. We are looking forward to year 2 of the volunteer program and growth!

This internship will work alongside our Volunteer Services Manager and Human Resources Manager to help gain experience in the role of human resources.

Interns will have the opportunity to: learn how to use volunteer management systems like Volgistics; help develop year two of the Youth Volunteer Corps; develop skills to help with retention and recruitment; help with the implementation of our new Herb Garden for the animals and hydroponics; payroll management; to learn HR laws and compliance; process benefits; learn on-boarding and off-boarding.

All applicants must commit to a minimum of 360 hours of work over a 15 week period and must be able to work outdoors in typical Florida climate and be able to lift at least 50 lbs.

All applicants must be able to provide proof of a negative TB test and proof of current college enrollment or of college graduation no more than six months prior to application date. This internship opportunity is unpaid and no housing is provided.

Selection preference for internships will be given to undergraduate or graduate-level students studying in the field of, psychology, communications other related disciplines who are looking to pursue a career in Human Resources and Volunteer Services.

Deadline March 31 for Summer Internship (May-Aug)

To Apply: Complete the volunteer/internship application found online (http://tinyurl.com/mkl4wbu) and send it, as well as a resume, cover letter identifying internship area of interest, proof of college enrollment (or degree if just graduated) to Joe Landmichl, Volunteer Services Manager. Mail: Visitor Services & Human Resources Internship Program, Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach FL 33405, Email: volunteers@palmbeachzoo.org. Fax: 561-585-6085.