Conservation Programs Intern

The intern will be working with the Zoo’s Conservation Director and Sustainability Coordinator.  The intern should be in college (or recently graduated) and working towards a degree in the biology, environmental science or related fields, and should have a basic knowledge of wildlife management, sustainability, fieldwork or of animal behavior. Interns need to have a recent TB test, and tetanus shot. Because of the nature of working with researchers, management and keeper staff, the applicant needs to demonstrate maturity, self-motivation, and an ability to follow direction. This position will include some overnight conservation trips and the ability to hike in rough terrain and at high altitudes. Applicant must be able to intern 40 hours per week for 12 weeks.

Duties may include:

  • Help enter conservation data.
  • Help organize supplies for conservation projects, help to monitor these projects.
  • Attend and document conservation field projects.
  • Help develop and organize the documentation needed to support conservation and green team programs in various departments.
  • Help with development and implementation of new conservation program components, including calendars, behavioral observations, and evaluation.
  • May include multiple day trips to research sites.

Must Have:

  • Strong interest in volunteering to advance the missions of accredited zoos and aquariums.
  • Skills in writing and proofreading
  • Skills in critical thinking and problem solving
  • Skills in positive and effective inter-personal communications
  • Skill in working independently and efficiently
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Professional demeanor
  • Demonstrate competency with basic power tools
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications


Internship available:
1 non paid internship
May 30 to August 26, 2017
Application deadline:
March 15
Send application/ transcript/resume/cover letter to:
 Click here to download an Internship Application.