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Education - Interpretive Resources Intern (Fall 2024)

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  • 9 people are interested

  • Fall 2024 Term Schedule:
    Applications due: Wednesday, June 19
    Determination letters sent by Friday, July 26
    ​​​​​​​Term: August 27 - December 20

Education - Interpretive Resources Internship

Please follow instructions and apply online at: http://bit.ly/3IxjUxH

This is an unpaid position intended to provide a professional learning experience to students or other individuals working toward a career in interpretation, informal education, conservation, or science communications. This internship will provide practical, real-world experience by working directly with the Interpretation Specialist within the Education Department to provide support in the creation and maintenance of resources used for interpretation and education of Zoo guests.


  • Assist the Interpretation Specialist with researching, writing, and organizing animal information to be utilized as reference material for Zoo team members, Education programming, the Zoo Atlanta website, Zoo signage and other Zoo Atlanta sources.
  • Participate in training and mentoring to learn effective interpretation techniques
  • Assist with development and evaluation of interpretive programs, media, resources, and exhibits.
  • Assist with management and inventory of interpretive resources and program materials
  • Assist with guest behavioral data collection and assessment.
  • Opportunity to join the Biofact Team and assist with maintenance and curation of Zoo Atlanta’s biofact collection, containing more than 1,000 items primarily comprised of biological materials like bones, fur, feathers, and utilized in education programming.
  • Occasional assistance with activity and interpretive program facilitation and delivery.
  • Other projects as assigned.


  • Gain professional experience in helping Zoo Atlanta create messaging that is supported by science and inspires our guests to take conservation action.
  • Develop skills applicable to zoological, aquarium, museum, or informal educational settings.
  • Gain hands-on experience working with a large collection of biofacts, including loaned USFWS property.
  • Enhance the productivity and efficiency of the Education department.
  • A chance to network professionally within one of the world’s most respected zoological and conservation organizations.
  • A chance to join Zoo Atlanta in its mission to save wildlife and its habitats through conservation, research, education, and engaging experiences.
Please follow instructions and apply online at: http://bit.ly/3IxjUxH


  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or be a recent graduate in a related field.
  • Must be willing to submit to a background check.
  • Available to intern for the duration of the internship term applied for (scheduling can be flexible according to academic schedule and individual needs).
  • Available to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week. Sunday availability is required.
  • Excellent writing, communication, research, organization, and time management skills.
  • Creative, self-motivated to accomplish goals.
  • Must be collaborative, work well in a team-oriented environment, and confident working independently.
  • Enthusiasm to work with a diverse group of staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate respectfully with diverse audiences.
Please follow instructions and apply online at: http://bit.ly/3IxjUxH

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About Zoo Atlanta


800 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30315, US

Mission Statement

We save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education and engaging experiences. Our efforts connect people to animals and inspire conservation action.


Zoo Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to saving wildlife and their habitats. We dedicate our resources to conservation, research, education and engaging experiences to help connect people to animals and inspire conservation action. Learn more about us on our website: zooatlanta.org.


Education & Literacy
Animals, Community, Education & Literacy


Tue Aug 27, 2024 - Mon Nov 25, 2024


Zoo Atlanta800 Cherokee Ave SEAtlanta, GA 30315



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  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • • Available to intern a minimum of 10 weeks (scheduling can be flexible according to academic schedule and individual needs). • Available to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week.

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