Intern - Volunteer Services

internship - , unpaid

Memphis Zoo
Memphis, TN
Closed
Posted 35 Days ago
Memphis Zoo
Memphis, TN
internship - , unpaid
Posted 35 Days ago
Closed

Description

Intern - Volunteer Services Job Details Level Entry Job Location Memphis Zoo - Memphis, TN Position Type Internship Education Level High School Salary Range Undisclosed Travel Percentage Negligible Job Shift Any Job Category Other Summary The Memphis Zoo has an exciting internship opportunity in our Volunteer department. The intern works directly with the Volunteer team to coordinate volunteer activities and assist with development of the program. Intern will gain invaluable project management experience, mentoring and insight into non-profit and volunteer administration. The ideal candidate for this position should be seeking a career in non-profit/business management with a concentration in animal awareness, conservation and research. Essential Functions: Assist with volunteer recruitment, recognition and training Develop volunteer activities and assignments Research corporate volunteer programs Create recruitment e-mail campaigns Manage records and databases Program Overview and Requirements Program Overview and Requirements The program spans 10-12 weeks and participants will be scheduled 40 hrs per week. This internship is unpaid, and housing will not be provided. The internship will run September through December. Start and end dates are flexible. All applicants must have completed their 1st year at an accredited college or university and include a resume and cover letter as one document with their application. Ideal program participants must have completed college level coursework in the fields of Non-Profit/Business Management, Zoology or a related field and have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. Ideal participants should include two letters of reference, one must be from a professor/instructor in the non-profit/business field or a previous employer. Selected participants must successfully complete a background check. Work Environment: While performing the duties, the intern frequently works in outside weather conditions. The intern is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office, or moderately loud while on Zoo grounds. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this internship, the intern is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. The intern is constantly required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The intern is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and walk. The intern must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Skills

research, volunteer recruiting, editing, training, project management, administration, databases, mentoring, education, youth programs, disabilities, college, fundraising, youth development, community outreach

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