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Technology Intern




Organization: Peoria Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Interns are an integral part of Peoria Zoo's Management Team.

Technology Interns will assist the IT Coordinator in maintaining zoo promotional media.

Technology Interns will assist the IT Coordinator in developing creative technology solutions to produce media that enhance the visitor experience.

Technology Interns will be exposed to many software programs that are industry specific to Zoos and Aquariums.

In addition to completing scheduled daily responsibilities, we require each Technology Intern to complete a season long project. Each intern will have an opportunity to review potential projects and choose a project that supports a particular interest they may possess. Potential Technology Projects include developing promotional videos, mobile applications, interactive displays or website design.

Internships last for a minimum of 12 weeks, 16 hours per week. All intern program applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:•Completed at least two years of college at an accredited institution majoring in the area in which they would like to be considered. Interns may also have equivalent or relevant life experience that can also be considered.•Overall grade point average of C+ (2.5 on a 4.0 scale) or better.•Submit a properly completed intern application packet.The application package must include all of the following materials:•A completed Peoria Zoo intern program application form.•A completed Peoria Park District volunteer form.•Two letters of recommendation •An official copy of the applicant’s most recent transcripts for all colleges or universities attended.•A current resume detailing education and other qualifications•A cover letter answering essay questions (see application package for details).Internships are available on a year-round basis. Most internships are unpaid. Housing arrangements are the responsibility of the successful intern.Application deadlines for internships are as follows:•Summer Term (May thru August) Deadline:April 1•Fall Term (September thru December) Deadline:August 1•Winter Term (January thru April) Deadline:December 1Applicants chosen to be interviewed will be notified by email. Successful applicants will be advised of their selection and internship assignments by email. A $15 program fee is required upon placement into the internship program. For further information on an internship contact dpetefish@peoriazoo.org.