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Public Programs Intern

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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.

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

2021 Intern Term Schedule

  • Spring Term:
    • Applications due Sunday, November 1
    • Determination letters sent by Friday, December 4
    • Term:
      • January 11 - April 30

Public Programs Intern

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

The goal of the Education Public Programs Internship is to provide a pre-professional, experiential learning opportunity for students interested in environmental conservation, informal education, program development, and communication. Interns will receive detailed training in interpretive and informal education techniques, conservation education development, program evaluation, and relevant animal information. Upon completion of training, interns will be responsible for leading conservation education-based programs on Zoo grounds and the facilitation of guest education. Beyond gaining valuable work experience as a conservation educator, interns will also have the opportunity to network within one of the world’s most respected zoological and conservation organizations.

RESPONSIBILIITES: The Education Public Programs intern assists the Interpretive Programs Supervisor with all conservation and interpretation related efforts, projects, events and activities. Intern responsibilities may include:

o Participate in training to learn accurate exhibit information, including species and individual animal information.
o Participate in training/mentoring process to learn effective public speaking and interpretation techniques
o Leading conservation, interpretation programs at animal exhibits and conservation events.
o Research necessary information and methods need to implement new conservation related programs.
o Staying current with emerging conservation issues related to species housed by Zoo Atlanta.
o Assist the supervisors with the management of conservation events at Zoo Atlanta.
o Provide excellent guest service to Zoo Atlanta’s guests.
o Special projects as assigned.

o Gain professional hands-on experience in conservation education at a world-class nonprofit/zoological facility.
o Gain experience working with our Zoo Atlanta’s team on important conservation issues.
o 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


800 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30315, US

Mission Statement

We save animals 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: https://zooatlanta.org/

Education & Literacy


Mon Jan 11, 2021 - Sun Apr 11, 2021


Zoo Atlanta800 Cherokee Ave SEAtlanta, GA 30315



  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Professional Development
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Available to commit a minimum of 16-24 hours per week. Saturday/Sunday availability is required

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