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Utah's Hogle Zoo
Organization: Utah’s Hogle Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Job or Internship: Education Camp and Class Internship
Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s internship program is designed to provide an individual with a practical learning experience while gaining valuable knowledge related to his/her career goals. The Education Intern assists the Education Specialist with the preparation and facilitation of summer programs including summer camps, programs, and other on- and off-site events. Our internships offer a hands-on opportunity to work with youth and the general public in conservation and environmental education in an zoological setting and require a minimum commitment of ten weeks.
REPORTS TO: Education Specialists
DATES: Summer 2017, May 30, 2017 – August 12, 2017
The Education Internship program is designed to provide participants with practical learning experience and knowledge in the field of informal education. In return, the intern makes a significant contribution to the Education Department at Utah’s Hogle Zoo. Intern duties may include the following (may vary based on skill level and departmental needs):
QUALIFICATIONS: Be currently enrolled in a college or university, or have recently graduated. Have a minimum of one year of course work in a major field of study to be applied during the internship (e.g. education, biology, zoology, environmental science, etc.). Experience working with children ages 4-12. Demonstrated enthusiasm for and interest in working with children, Zoo visitors, and zoo animals. . Interns need to have a recent TB test, and tetanus shot. Because of the nature of working close to a variety of animals, both alongside the management and keeper staff, the applicant needs to demonstrate maturity, self-motivation, and an ability to follow direction. A basic knowledge and understanding of computer word processing and PowerPoint is helpful. The ability to gain and hold a driver’s license is required. First Aid/CPR certified preferred. They must also pass a background check and a drug test if selected.
WORK SCHEDULE: Ideally work 40 hours a week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Interns are expected to work on holidays and weekends. Schedule can be varied if necessary.
COMPENSATION: The Education Internship is unpaid. Professional development opportunities will be available. Possible college credit is available for those able to receive it through their college/university. No housing provided.
TO APPLY: Applications are due by March 15, 2017. Please visit http://www.hoglezoo.org/jobs_volunteers/internships/ to fill out an application and send a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and at least three references to:
Utah’s Hogle Zoo
2600 E Sunnyside Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Utah's Hogle Zoo2600 Sunnyside Avenue Salt Lake CitySalt Lake City, UT 84108Phone: 8015841728
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