Education Internships
 

 

The Little Rock Zoo is now accepting applications for 2015 summer education internships.  The Zoo is seeking dependable, hardworking, college students interested in the field of zoo education.  Interns will gain valuable experience working with the public under the guidance of zoo education professionals.  The internships are unpaid and experience-based.  Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern.  The 2015 summer internship term will begin Friday, May 29th  and will continue until mid-August. End dates may be no earlier than August 10th and end no later than August 24th. 

Education Internship Description

Little Rock Zoo Education Department is dedicated to helping people connect to nature through unique, fun, dynamic learning experiences that inspire reverential and responsible stewardship of nature.  A team of skilled, talented and dedicated conservation educators strive to achieve this mission through the delivery of highly engaging education and interpretation programs, classes, presentations and shows.  Little Rock Zoo invites you to come be a part of our team and help us achieve this important mission while gaining invaluable experience and knowledge about effective program development, delivery, evaluation and administration in a public zoo setting.

As an Education Intern you will assist the Education Department in fulfilling the mission of the Zoo by assisting with a variety of tasks such as program delivery of Zoo camps, Zoo Snoozes, presenting animal encounters both on and off site, conducting guided tours of the Zoo, and delivery of interpretive presentations, activities and possibly animal chats.  Interns will also be involved with the behind-the-scenes program development as well as inclusion in the administrative tasks in order to get a well-rounded understanding of a zoo education department.

Education Department interns will be required to successfully complete program animal training and certification practicum with a variety of animals (small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and anthropods).  Interns are supervised by the Education Department staff.

Requirements:

-College student or recent graduate in education, environmental studies, biology, or related field.
-Must have completed a minimum of 4 semesters at the start of the internship
-Student in good standing, GPA of 2.5 or higher
-Capable of lifting 50lbs
-Up-to-date vaccinations, recent physical and negative TB test (dated within 6 months of start date)
-Available to work weekends and holidays
-Available to work 32-40 hours per week for a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks
  Weeks beginning on May 29, 2015
*Acceptance into the program is contingent on passing a background check and a drug screening. 

To apply:

Applicants must submit thoroughly completed forms and all required documents in one package in order to be considered for an internship position.

INTERNSHIP PACKAGE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND FORMS:   
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Interest, including dates of availability (please include any prior obligations)
  3. School Transcript (may be unofficial)
  4. Completed Internship Application
  5. Thoroughly completed (all 5 pages) and signed Background Questionnaire For Interns With The City Of Little Rock

To request an application, call 501.666.2406 or CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATIONCLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECK!

ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TOGETHER IN ONE COMPLETE PACKAGE  

Deadline for 2014 applications is Monday, March 9, 2015.  Packages received after that date will not be considered, regardless of postmark date.  

Mail completed application packages to:

Little Rock Zoo
Attn: LRZ Internship Program
One Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205  

DO NOT E-MAIL APPLICATIONS.  APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED ELECTRONICALLY.

If you have questions not answered by this page you may
email sharris@littlerock.org, or leave a message at 501.661.7229. 

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