Would you like to join the team at the Topeka Zoo?
Job openings will be posted on the City of Topeka’s website.
EDUCATION / CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP(S)
Adventure Camp Summer Internship
Thank you for your interest in the summer internship position within the Conservation and Education Department at the Topeka Zoological Park. If you are pursuing a college degree or are a recent graduate and love working with kids, the Topeka Zoo is offering a truly exciting and unique summer internship with our Adventure Camp Program! Interns will have the opportunity to get their feet wet in environmental and conservation education by utilizing the zoo as an active, living classroom. Not only will interns schedule and oversee daily summer camp activities, but they will also get a backstage pass into how the zoo operates. Starting with a 2 week training period and then diving into 10 weeks of summer camp, interns will learn how to give presentations and lead hands-on activities. Interns will also complete a course on animal handling and will work with a variety of animals (small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and arthropods). Our program is flexible and offers many opportunities to personalize your experience. Did we mention this could be an impressive resume booster?
Qualifications: Candidates are preferred to have completed at least one year of a college degree program in education, biology, animal science, zoology, psychology, or other related fields. Candidates must also have excellent communication skills, enjoy working with people of all ages, and possess the ability to work in a team environment. They must be self-motivated, reliable, prompt, able to work in all weather conditions, and have strong attention-to-detail skills. A negative TB test must also be provided. Internships are unpaid and require 35-40 hours per week with a 12 week commitment beginning May 19th and ending August 8th (with a break the week of July 4th). Dates are slightly flexible. Unfortunately, no housing is provided. Applications are due on April 7th,2014. For questions, please see contact information below.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to RRost@Topeka.org or by mail to:
Topeka Zoological Park
Attn. Education Department: Rachael Rost
635 SW Gage Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66606
Feel free to check out our summer camp themes at http://topekazoo.org/education-adventure/camps/. To contact the Education Department by phone, please call 785-368-9137.
Updated January 22, 2014