Conservation Program Intern

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Blank Park Zoo

The Blank Park Zoo is now accepting applications for the Conservation Program Internship. This internship is for college credit and is open to a college student with an interest in wildlife conservation. It is nonpaid; housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern.

For more information about internship dates and application process go to the Blank Park Zoo website:
https://www.blankparkzoo.com/support-the-zoo/volunteer/blank-park-zoo-internship-program/

The Conservation Intern will assist BPZ Conservation Manager with general wildlife conservation tasks, while learning about various conservation principles including (but not limited to) the following:

- In-situ conservation (in the wild)

- Ex-situ conservation (within zoos)

- Conservation messaging to various audiences

- International wildlife conservation organizations

- Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation (ZACC)

- Conservation fundraising

- Green zoo operations

- Conservation education

- Conservation marketing, social media

- Event planning

- Pollinator conservation

Requirements:

- College student in good standing, studying zoology, ecology, biology, or related field

- Proof from university that the internship will be for college credit

- Successfully complete a background check

- Capable of lifting 50 lbs.

- Willing and able to work in all weather conditions

- Available to work 8-16 hours per week, Monday - Friday, for a maximum of 15 weeks.

- Experience with Publisher and Excel preferred, but not required

- Must be comfortable with public speaking

- Must have excellent writing skills

- Select and execute a project with the help of the Conservation Manager, which will be presented at the completion of the internship. The project will be designed around a topic of the intern’s interests.

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WHEN

Wed May 22, 2019 - Fri Aug 09, 2019

WHERE

7401 Sw 9th StDes Moines, IA 50315

(41.51978,-93.62515)
 

SKILLS

  • Internet Research
  • Database Administration
  • Environmental Education
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Environmental Policy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 weeks

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