Zoo Miami seeks interns for spring 2022 term

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This organization is looking for interns for a variety of conservation-based environmental education projects in the upcoming spring semester.

Prospective interns will support the daily operations of Zoo Miami Foundation (ZMF) in the community outreach, children’s camp, or volunteer sectors. The program will run from January 3rd until April 29th.

The School & Community Engagement Internship with Zoo Miami will give students the opportunity to assist educators and supervising Education Programs Manager in providing conservation education to school-aged students within Miami-Dade County and surrounding areas.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Shadowing and assisting educators during programs (outreaches, field trips, events) to learn more on information environmental science education.
  • Assisting education staff in preparation for programs.
  • Receiving animal handling training on Tier 1 animals in order to assists with animal ambassador programming.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Camp & Fun Factory Internship with Zoo Miami will provide students the chance to assist program educators and foundation administration in providing conservation education to campers and zoo patrons. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting program manager, educators and counselors in daily operations of camp.
  • Assisting educators in the daily operations of the Animal Fun Factory (An interactive exhibit where visitors learn about environmental conservation through hands-on creative activities).
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Volunteer Internship with Zoo Miami will have students help with the communication between the Volunteer Department and the ZMF adult and teen volunteers. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with volunteer day-to-day operations.
  • Assisting in the preparation and execution of volunteer events, training and recruitment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

For more information or to apply, please contact Zoo Miami’s education coordinator Zazu Mao at zmao@zoomiami.org.

Deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

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