Education - Interpretive Resources Intern (Fall 2022)

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ORGANIZATION: Zoo Atlanta

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Internships at Zoo Atlanta are designed to provide training and professional work experience that will help you achieve your academic and professional goals. Intern positions are unpaid and open to applicants enrolled in a degree-seeking program or who have recently graduated within two years from a college program in a field relevant to the internship being applied for.

  • Fall Term:
    • Applications due Friday, June 17
    • Determination letters sent by Friday, July 15
    • Term: August 29 - December 20
  • PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP ONLINE AT: https://zooatlanta.org/internship

Interpretive Resources Internship

  • PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP ONLINE AT: https://zooatlanta.org/internship

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This is an unpaid position intended to provide a professional learning experience to students or other appropriate individuals whose career intent includes interpretation, informal education, conservation, communications, or museum or library curation, administration, and collections care. This internship will provide practical, real-world experience by working directly with the Manager of Public Programs and the Education Department to provide support in the creation and maintenance of resources used for interpretation and education of Zoo guests.

RESPONSIBILIITES:
* Assist the Manager of Public Programs in the research, writing, and organization of animal information to be utilized as reference material for Education programming, the Zoo Atlanta website, Zoo signage and other Zoo Atlanta sources.
* Assist with evaluation of interpretive programs, media, and resources.
* Collaborate with Education, Animal Care teams, Multimedia, Communications, and other Zoo departments in developing content for resources.
* As a member of the Biofact Team, 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.
* Effectively use Resource Mate library automation software to track and preserve records of Zoo Atlanta’s biofact collection.
* Data collection and assessment.
* Occasional assistance with interpretive program delivery, activities, or events.
* Other projects as assigned.

OBJECTIVES:
* 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, library, or 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 of wildlife conservation, education and industry leading research.

  • PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP ONLINE AT: https://zooatlanta.org/internship

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About Zoo Atlanta

Location:

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.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Education & Literacy
Animals, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

Mon Aug 29, 2022 - Sun Nov 27, 2022

WHERE

Zoo Atlanta800 Cherokee Ave SEAtlanta, GA 30315

(33.73187,-84.3731)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Interpreter
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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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