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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.
A hybrid schedule with a minimum of 24 hours each week is required. Interns will serve a minimum of two, 8-hour days each week on site at the Zoo to collect behavioral data. A minimum of 8-hours each week is required remotely for data analysis, report writing, meetings, etc.
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.
Onsite housing available for a fee. Retail and Food Discounts. Free Admission.
Application Packet Requirements. Email all documents to Volunteer@NCZoo.org. Incomplete packets will not be considered. APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2023
North Carolina Zoo1 Zoo ParkwayAsheboro, NC 27205Fax: nczoo.org
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