The Indianapolis Zoo empowers people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. The Zoo is a world-renowned facility and the first to be accredited as a zoo, an aquarium and a botanical garden by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Association of Museums. Home to nearly 1,600 animals and 23,000 plants, including many threatened and endangered species, the Indianapolis Zoo is the largest zoo in the United States that receives no direct tax support.
The Indianapolis Zoo's Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for current college students to become actively involved in the Zoo's conservation, research, education and recreation efforts. Interns can enhance their knowledge and experience in various animal care and administrative roles.
Education Program Evaluation
Help us better understand the guest experience so we can achieve our conservation mission! You’ll ask guests for their opinions and impressions using surveys, observe how guests use exhibit spaces, and make recommendations for improvement based on the resulting data.
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Support the Zoo’s mission of empowering people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.
-Creation and administration of evaluation tools to a variety of Zoo visitors regarding visitor experience, conservation messages, etc. for new and revised exhibits.
-Analysis of collected data and compile detailed reports regarding trends.
-Communication with Evaluation, Multimedia and Exhibit Developer regularly to insure evaluation goals and objectives are being met within the allocated time frame.
Zoo Internships are open to current college students – who are at least at entering their sophomore year – enrolled in a four-year degree program. Interns serve 20-40 hours per week for 12 consecutive weeks. Positions are experience-based and are therefore unpaid. The Zoo can provide information to assist with your housing and transportation search.
To apply, please visit our website at https://www.indianapoliszoo.com/jobs-volunteer/internships/ for more information. Please submit the Fall Session Application form, along with a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation and a current (official or unofficial) transcript; July 10 is the deadline to apply.