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.
Public Relations Internship
Help promote awareness of the world-class Indianapolis Zoo! Working with the media, the Zoo’s social media strategies, video, press releases and overall participation in the Zoo’s public relations efforts is a sampling of the adventures that await you as a member of the public relations team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Support the Zoo’s mission of empowering people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.
-Work with the Director of Public Relations and the Public Relations Specialist to complete tasks as assigned.
-Digital still photography and videography.
-Creating posts for social media.
-Updates to Zoo website.
-Limited production assistance on grounds.
-Story/promotion ideas generation.
-Other duties as assigned.
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.