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Dallas Zoo

Volunteer Management internship

The Volunteer Management internship

The Volunteer Management intern will work with staff implementing the Zoo’s volunteer programs. The intern will gain a greater knowledge and understanding of the needs required for managing and maintaining an efficient volunteer program. Duties will include assisting with the management of 1,000+ volunteers. The intern will take part in volunteer recruitment, screening, orientation, training, motivation, retention, and recognition.
 
The Dallas Zoo College Internship Program provides a learning opportunity for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited college/university in the United States. Interns become actively involved in the Zoo’s animal care departments, conservation/research efforts, operations, and/or administrative positions.
 
Interns work 20-40 hours per week for a maximum of 12 weeks. Each placement is designed to help the intern gain experience related to their education.  Most internship positions are unpaid. The Zoo does not provide transportation, housing or a stipend.
 
All interns will be required to complete an educational project, participate in at least one service learning project, and attend professional development sessions designed especially for Dallas Zoo interns.
 
The Dallas Zoo Volunteer Services Department will work with students/schools to document internship experience needed to gain university/college credit. 
 
Qualifications:
Must be able to perform physical challenges involved in the daily duties of the department including talking for long periods, walking throughout the park, lifting/carrying equipment weighing approximately 50 lbs., sitting, kneeling, stooping, crawling, twisting, reaching above head, pulling, bending, and climbing stairs and ladders. Candidate must be able and willing to perform all above duties outdoors and in all weather conditions.
 
Internship requirements:
  • Current college or university student or applications submitted within one year after graduation
  • Ability to work 20 – 40 hours per week for 12 weeks
  • Must be U.S. National
  • Candidates selected for an internship must pass a background check and TB test.

Further Comments

Application Deadline is March 15th, 2019 Summer Internship starts on May 22, 2019

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Dallas Zoo
650 S. RL Thornton Frwy
Dallas, TX 75203
Phone: 469-554-7501
Fax: 469-554-7380

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