Conservation Education Intern

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Greenville Zoo
150 Cleveland Park Dr.
Greenville, SC
Posted: January 04 2017
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 05/31/17 — 08/31/17 (Flexible)

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Description

Conservation Education Interns at the Greenville Zoo are primarily responsible for the successful implementation of the Zoo Camp 2017 curriculum. This includes assisting with the development of class materials, leading classes of up to 25 students, and coordinating teen volunteer classroom assistants with the support of the full time education staff. Interns also have the opportunity to gain experience working with a variety of animals, including small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and invertebrates. Conservation Education Interns are also encouraged to build a summer-long internship project within their area of interest, with the direction and support of zoo staff. Projects in the past have included the creation of a butterfly garden on zoo grounds, behavioral research with spider monkeys, and the development of new programs for school groups.
Due to the closeness of the zoo community, an internship at an AZA accredited institution such as the Greenville Zoo can provide invaluable work experience and networking opportunities that will create a solid foundation for many zoo and animal related professions. Previous interns have successfully moved on from our education internship program to attend veterinary schools as well as begin careers in the environmental sector, both formal and informal education arenas, and in zoos and aquariums across the country.

Responsibilities

Summer internships are usually from Late May —Early August. Interns must be able to commit to one of the following schedules for at least 7 weeks during the summer:
A.) Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
B.) Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Interns may receive a small stipend or class credit for the for the summer, stipulations for receiving the stipend/credit are as follows:
• Interns should commit fully to at least 7 weeks out of a 9 week summer schedule.
• Interns will need to attend a mandatory training prior to camp start date.

Requirements

Interns should be enrolled or just completed a continuing education program, preferably pertaining to education, biology, zoology, conservation, or a related field. All interns must have excellent communication skill and enjoy working with all ages (especially children) and a wide variety of animal species. Each intern must be self-motivated, prompt, energetic, creative and have the ability to work in a team environment.

Skills

Required - Communication Skills, Self Motivated, Positive Attitude
Preferred - Education

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