Job ID: 25591540
Company: Roosevelt Park Zoo
Application Type: Seeking Co-op/Intern
Job Title: Education Intern
Description: Education Internship (1 positions) The Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot, ND is now accepting applications for Education Internships. The Zoo is seeking dependable, hard working college students interested in the field of Zoo Education. The weekly time commitment of each intern may range from 8 - 40 hours, scheduled any of the seven days a week, varied scheduled times ranging 8:00am - 8:00pm in an 8 hour shift. Requirements: o College student or recent graduate in a related field o Must have completed a minimum of 4 semesters at the start of the internship o Student in good standing, GPA 2.5 or higher o Capable of lifting 50lbs o Tolerance of strong odors, dust, hay, animal fur/hair/dander and weather conditions o Up-to-date vaccinations, recent physical and negative TB test (dated within 2 weeks of start date). RPZ can provide a TB test for successful applicants. o Available to work weekends and holidays o Available to work 8-40 hours per week a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks o Follow all Roosevelt Park Zoo Protocol *Acceptance into the program is contingent on passing a background check **Animal experience is preferable, but not required Interns work alongside professional staff, learning their daily routines. Tasks may include, but are not limited to, conducting guest surveys, research and development of new programming/guest interactions, assist with zoo classes, and public speaking. Each intern will be required to complete a final project during their internship. Daily duties may include some strenuous activity, so candidates must be in good physical condition, able to lift up to 50lbs, and able to apply safe working practices. Research: o Compile educational research related to programming o Conduct and analyze surveys relating to visitor/student programs and needs o Conduct research and complete animal fact sheets including interpretive information o Research and create foundational materials needed for education start-up Programming: o Create educational and engaging guest interactions o Create hands-on or interactive activities and crafts to be used with programs or on grounds programming o Support teaching and program preparation for programs o Prepare bio-fact for education use, with staff assistance Please note: o Internships are unpaid, and there is no reimbursement for transportation or housing o Internships require a minimum commitment of 10 weeks or more o Proof of a negative TB test within 2 weeks of starting and tetanus vaccination within 10 years is required preventative rabies vaccine highly recommended but not required o All areas will require grounds and maintenance work o A valid driver s license is required All applicants will be notified upon receipt of all materials. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview after the session closing date.
To apply, internship candidates must submit the following: Resume School transcript, official or unofficial, and copies are accepted Any related school paperwork to internship requirements Cover letter explaining the applicants: o Goals and how this internship will help achieve those goals; o Relevant skills, activities, experience and/or classes; o School requirements for internship credit; o Start and end dates, and days of availability. For timely consideration all applications, materials are due: o December1st Spring session o February 1st Summer session o July 15th Fall/winter sessions All applicants will be notified upon receipt of all materials. Application materials may be mailed, emailed or faxed to: Roosevelt Park Zoo ATTN: Renee Escherich - Internship 1219 Burdick Expressway East P.O. Box 538 Minot, ND 58702 email@example.com Fax (701)857-4169