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The NC Zoo is nestled on 2,600 wooded acres in North Carolina, just south of Asheboro in Randolph County. With 500 developed acres, it is the world's largest natural habitat zoo. Conservation is at the heart of everything that we do. From vultures to gorillas in Africa to endangered plants and amphibians in our own state, the North Carolina Zoo has been involved with the conservation of animals in the wild for over two decades.
Students will work with PhD level curatorial staff to learn about research in zoos. Students will gain hands-on experience collecting behavioral data, learn to manage and analyze their data, and receive training in public speaking and professional dissemination of scientific findings. Results from these projects are used by zookeepers and curators to inform management decisions and provide insight into the welfare of the animals in our care.
Students are responsible for all expenses associated with serving as an intern (i.e. housing, transportation, food, uniform, etc.). A stipend will be available to help off-set these costs.
Who Can Apply
o Upper-level undergraduates (rising juniors or seniors) or graduate students with an interest in animal behavior research.
o Competitive applicants will have a minimum GPA of at least 3.25, completed relevant course work (e.g. statistics, animal behavior), and/or have some applied research experience.
• Fall-Spring Internship: August 2022 through May 2023
o Application packet due by July 1st, 2023
Learning from experts at the world's largest natural habitat zoo. discounts at restaurants and retail stores. onsite housing available for a fee.
Application Packet Requirements
North Carolina zoo4401 Zoo ParkwayAsheboro, NC 27205Phone: 336.879.7000
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