Zoo New York is a diverse place with many opportunities present and coming as we grow. Stay tuned to find out what opportunities may arise.
Internships are a fantastic way to get unequaled on the job experience in a field of study or company. Zoo New York currently has two opportunities for prospective interns in the fields of zoology & education. Check them out below for more information.
Zoo New York, by example and action, provides knowledge and motivation to conserve nature in New York State through science-based natural and cultural experiences.
Interns at Zoo New York under the Conservation Education Department will aid in advancing the Zoo’s presence in the community through educational outreach, programs, and experiences. They will actively participate in program presentation, development, and evaluation.
This internship is an unpaid experience at this time and will provide field experience and a resume-building opportunity. Duration is for 8 weeks, 2-3 days a week, flexible hours.
• Community outreach through questionnaires & other means
• Research & analyze program participation & effectiveness
• Conduct educational programs on Zoo grounds
• Aid in working with & caring for the Educational Animal Collection
• Work with, coordinate, and direct volunteers & their record hours.
• Write up reports & summaries based on gathered educational data
• Aid in day to day education operations
• Attend regular meetings with Curator of Conservation Education
• Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.
Those selected for this internship will learn to care for native New York species including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.
Interns will gain experience in animal diet preparation, daily husbandry, enrichment applications, animal behavior observations, veterinary rounds observations, recordkeeping, and effective workplace communication.
This internship is an UNPAID experience that will provide invaluable field knowledge and resume-building opportunities. Interns shadow our Zookeepers for their full day.
Schedule: Spring (March), Summer (June), and Fall (September) opportunities. 96 hours of participation, 2 days a week, 8 am-5 pm with breaks and 1-hour lunch each day, matching the keeper assigned to. Adjustments may be made on a case-by-case basis.
Interns are required to create a video presentation upon completion of their internship with aid of Zoo staff about their experience.
To apply submit an application, cover letter, and resume via mail or e-mail to our Conservation Education Director.
Attn: Haley Sylvan
1 Thompson Park
Watertown, NY 13601