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Duke Lemur Center

The Duke Lemur Center (DLC) is part of Duke University and houses the largest and most diverse collection of lemurs found outside of Madagascar. Situated on 70 acres the DLC is committed to research, education and conservation.

Summer Education Intern

The Duke Lemur Center (DLC) is seeking a self-motivated, independent working, and customer service oriented student for our 2017 Summer Education Internship. This internship is a multi-faceted position that will include leading educational tours of the facility to a wide variety of groups from elementary school children to mixed aged groups.  With guidance from the Duke Lemur Center’s Education Programs Manager and Education Specialist, the intern will complete an independent project focusing on the development of a multi-aged home school program and assist in facilitating the multiple summer camp sessions sponsored by the DLC. The internship will also include tasks involving the DLC’s visitor center such as merchandise stocking and pricing, running the cash register, answering phones and scheduling tours.

The Education Internship requires a consecutive ten week-commitment starting Tuesday, May 30th and ending Saturday, August 5th, 2017. The internship requires 30 hours a week. Work hours will be from 10:00 – 4:00/ 5 days a week (Tuesday through Saturday or Sunday through Friday).

Interns will be required to present their project results (oral or poster presentation) as part of a DLC Intern Symposium on Saturday, August 5th, 2017.

This is an unpaid internship. Housing and transportation are not provided

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must have the ability to understand and follow written and oral instruction and have effective communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds. Applicants must possess the ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment and be available to work weekends and holidays. Public speaking skills are highly encouraged. Intern will be working in the Center’s outdoor Natural Habitat Enclosures and will be exposed to ticks, chiggers and rash producing plants.

Interns must have their own transportation to the DLC. Proof of a negative TB test (within the past year) and health insurance is required.


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How to Apply

To apply to the internship program, please complete and submit the application (link: Applications for the Education Internship will be accepted until March 22, 2017. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Two letters of recommendation must be received before the deadline for an application to be complete. The application allows you to list the contact information for two references. Two letters of recommendation from the listed contacts must be sent directly to the Student Projects/Research Technician, Erin Shaw (

Duke Lemur Center
3705 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919.401.1561
Fax: 919.490.5394

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