Summer Education Department Internships

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Our unique program provides interns with the opportunity to work with both our collection of education animals and visitors of all ages!  Daily animal care duties include cleaning, feeding, record keeping, and enrichment.  In addition, interns will assist with educational programming such as daily animal presentations, zoomobiles, birthday parties, and zoo camp sessions.

Public speaking experience is preferred. 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.  Students who are enrolled in or have graduated from a college level zoology, wildlife, environmental science, ecology, or any science education or interpretation program are preferred.

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 the weekends.

Summer internship applications should be submitted by April 30th.

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: mary.hall@uticazoo.org

Hours and Admisson

April 1 to October 31: Open 10AM until 4:45 PM
November 1 to March 31: Open 10AM, admission/gift shop closes at 3PM & Zoo gates close at 4PM

Admission 4/1- 10/31 11/1- 3/31 & Group
Child 3-12 $4.75 $2.50
Adult 13-61 $7.75 $4.25
Senior 62+, Military, College w/ ID $6.75 $3.50

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Upcoming Events

Oct
8
Wed
10:30 AM Homeschool Program – Up All Night
Homeschool Program – Up All Night
Oct 8 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Homeschool Program - Up All Night
Is your child a budding zoologist? Our interactive classes help to further homeschool studies through group activities and animal interactions. Read More
6:00 PM Utica Comets Season Ticket Pick-...
Utica Comets Season Ticket Pick-...
Oct 8 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Utica Comets Season Ticket Pick-Up Party
The Utica Comets will be hosting an exclusive event for 2014-15 season-ticket holders at the Utica Zoo on Wednesday, Oct. Read More
Oct
9
Thu
10:30 AM Stroller Safari – Whos New in th...
Stroller Safari – Whos New in th...
Oct 9 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Stroller Safari - Whos New in the Children's Zoo?
Load up your stroller and join the newest zoo adventure for your toddler or infant! Each safari includes an interactive Read More
Oct
17
Fri
6:00 PM 27th Annual Spooktacular @ Utica Zoo
27th Annual Spooktacular @ Utica Zoo
Oct 17 @ 6:00 PM – Oct 17 @ 9:00 PM
Join the Utica Zoo as it hosts the 27th annual Spooktacular event from Friday, October 17th through Sunday the 19th. Read More

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