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Oklahoma City Zoological Trust & Botanical Garden

Marketing and Public Relations Internship

The OKC Zoo and Botanical Garden is accepting applications for internships in the marketing and public relations department.  Interns will gain in-depth, hands-on experience in marketing and public relations in a zoo setting.  The responsibilities include participating in writing projects for internal and external audiences, assisting with marketing projects, maintaining records, an responding to public inquiries by phone, mail, and electronically.  Interns will also learn professional media conduct including television, radio, newspaper, website, and social media.


Summer Interns work 40 hours per week for 8 weeks or a pre-approved equivalent.  The positions are unpaid and interns must provide their own housing and transportation.  The OKC Zoo will work with Interns to meet requirements necessary to merit academic credit with their institution.


RequirementsInternships are for collegiate level students or recent college graduates.  They must have good oral communication skills, independently understand and follow directions, and maintain a calm manner around animals.  They should be able to walk, stand, sit, bend, stoop, climb, kneel, push, lift, and carry objects weighing more than 25lbs.  Interns also need strong sensory skills, including eyesight and hearing, and be able to work outdoors in extreme weather and noise conditions.  Marketing or public relations experience is preferred, but not required.


Candidates selected for internships must pass background check and a drug and alcohol screening.


Applications are available at


Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator with any questions:


Deadline for application for Summer Internships is February 15, 2017.


All applicants will be notified upon receipt of application materials. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview after the closing date.  All applicants will be notified of their status after positions are filled.

How to Apply

Internship applications at

Oklahoma City Zoological Trust & Botanical Garden
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

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