SUMMER Education Department Internships
Interns will work under the direct supervision of education department staff and assist in all aspects of their daily activities. These duties include cleaning, feeding, record keeping and enrichment for a small collection of education animals. Interns will also assist in education programming, including daily animal presentations, zoomobiles and zoo camp sessions. Interns will be required to conduct presentations to the public daily. The internship can be very physical and demanding.
Interns must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs as well as be prepared to work in various weather and environmental conditions. Direct physical contact with animals is required. Applicants must be enrolled in or have graduated from a college level zoology, biology, pre-vet, wildlife or related program. The internship is unpaid. Housing is available through a local university for a fee. Transportation is the responsibility of the intern. Proof of a negative TB test, along with a recent tetanus vaccination is required. This internship will require work during all hours of the day, including some early evenings and weekends. Summer internship applications should be submitted by March 31st.
Contact Details: Resumes with appropriate cover letters should be sent to Mary Hall, Education Manager, Utica Zoo,One Utica Zoo Way, Utica, NY, 13501. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 315-738-0475. The cover letter should include your areas of interest, goals and what you can offer the zoo.