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Utah's Hogle Zoo

Utah's Hogle Zoo

Education Internship

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):

  1. Assist the education staff in the supervision and instruction of summer camp participants. Lead camp activities as requested.
  2. Assist education staff in the daily and weekly set-up, clean-up, and facilitation of each program.
  3. Design and implement classroom projects, activities and games for summer camps.
  4. Design and write the curriculum for a one-day camp program with support from the education staff.
  5. Present added value programs (i.e. story time, crafts, etc.) for the general public.
  6. Assist the education staff in coordinating and presenting special day events on site.
  7. Assure that the classroom and other work areas are clean and orderly.


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 to fill out an application and send a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and at least three references to:

Education Curator

Utah’s Hogle Zoo

2600 E Sunnyside Ave.

Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Experience Required

see job description



How to Apply

e-mail resume, cover letter and application to

Utah's Hogle Zoo
2600 Sunnyside Avenue Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 8015841728

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