Unpaid Internship for High School Students
Number of Positions Offered: 4 Summer Positions, June–August
How to Apply: Any interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and essay of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 28, 2021
Intern’s Objectives/Career Goals
To work as an informal environmental educator with an interest in wildlife biology and ecology.
Zoo Idaho’s Objectives
To develop environmental educators based on our mission:
“Preserving Intermountain West wildlife and habitat through conservation and education.”
Opportunities/Benefits for Intern
- Practice curriculum development and creating hands-on inquiry-based lessons
- Training in how to align lessons to education standards/environmental literacy principles
- Training in how to translate sophisticated science into material that kids can understand
- Practice lesson delivery in the field
- Practice lesson evaluation
- Training in animal husbandry practices
- Training on specific legal and safety issues associated with working with youth
- Training in how to assess customer needs/preferences (schools and families)
- Experience in animal training and care
Requirements of Intern
- Must have good academic standing.
- Must report to internship on time.
- Required time commitment: 20 hours a week
- Demonstrate a willingness to learn. Ask questions—we are here to help you develop your knowledge and skills. Have a positive attitude.
- Complete all assignments in a timely manner and according to Zoo Idaho standards.
- Dress appropriately. When working with k-12 students must wear the provided Zoo Idaho shirt, clean jeans or khaki pants or shorts and comfortable, closed-toe shoes.