Career Services - Summer Animal Care & Conservation Educator Internships


Summer Animal Care & Conservation Educator Internships

Job posted on January 10, 2019

Contact Information

Organization: Little Rock Zoo

Contact Person: Little Rock Zoo

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

Phone Number: 501.661.7271



Job Description

The Little Rock Zoo is now accepting applications for the 2019 summer animal care and conservation educator internships. The Zoo is seeking dependable, hardworking college students interested in the fields of animal care and education. Interns will gain valuable experience with exotic animals by training with professional zookeepers. These internships are unpaid and experienced based. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of intern. The 2019 summer internship term will begin Friday, May 31, 2019 and will continue until mid-August. (End dates may be no earlier than August 9th and no later than September 1 without approval). Requirements: College student or recent graduate majoring in biology, zoology, or other related field. Must have completed a minimum of 4 semesters at the start of the internship. Student in good standing, GPA 2.5 or higher. Capable of lifting 50 lbs. Up to date vaccinations, recent physical and negative TB test (dated within 6 months of start date). Documentation will be required the first day of the internship term. Available to work weekends and holidays. Available to work 32-40 hours per week a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks beginning the first week of June. Available to attend Intern Orientation on Friday, May 31st (Orientation is Mandatory). Acceptance into the program is contingent on passing a background check. *Animal experience is preferable, but not required. TO APPLY: Applicants must submit all of the following documents to be considered: Resume, letter of interest including dates of availability (include any prior obligations and time off requirements). School transcript (may be unofficial). Completed internship application and background questionnaire. To download the applications and background questionnaire visit the link listed above. All required documents must be submitted together in one complete package. Mail completed application packages to the address listed above. Email completed application packages to the email address listed above. If you have any questions, please email or leave a message at the phone number listed above.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019


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