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The Dallas Zoo’s College Internship Program provides an interesting and rewarding learning opportunity for currently enrolled undergraduate or post-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 administrative positions.
This internship position will support the sustainability efforts of the Dallas Zoo by assisting the Green Team. The intern will perform a range of tasks including:
Recycling: assist in managing our internal sustainability efforts
Staff Education: assist in volunteer recruitment and educational efforts for the Dallas Zoo staff
Community: locate vendors for various hard-to-recycle items
Garden: work in our Educational Garden which provides organically grown food for our animals
Habitat Restoration: assist with bi-yearly cleanups with the Green Team at suitable locations in/around the Zoo
Media: improve the website, create blog articles, and manage the online photography collection
Candidates should have a passion for sustainability issues and a desire to gain practical knowledge of sustainability efforts within a conservation organization.
Must be able to perform the 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.
Interns work 20-40 hours per week for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks during one of the sessions listed below. The purpose of the placements is to help the intern gain experience related to their education, and most are unpaid positions. The Dallas Zoo will work with students to document necessary time or projects needed to gain university credit for the internship. Unfortunately, we cannot provide transportation, housing, or a stipend. Position limited to US nationals.
Candidates selected for internship must pass background check and TB test.
The deadline for 2017 Summer internships is March 10, 2017.
Please contact the Volunteer Department for additional information or an application:
Dallas Zoo650 S. R.L Thornton FrwyDALLAS, TX 75203Phone: 4695547452Fax: 4695547380
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