Be part of the team creating a new exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. The Zoo is renovating the Bird House and surrounding area, themed on bird migration, to provide an outstanding visitor experience, world-class animal care and sustainable and efficient operations. The multidisciplinary team is offering a learning experience for an intern interesting in gaining firsthand knowledge and experience through the design phase of this innovative project.
This is an unpaid internship opportunity wherein the intern will support the Department of Animal Programs-Bird House and the Department of Public Engagement.
Through this internship, interns will:
This is an unpaid internship. Special consideration will be given to applicants who receive college credit for internship. Intern is responsible for obtaining necessary approvals from their university. Intern will be responsible for all transportation costs and personal health insurance.
Rock Creek-Washington, D.C.
The intern will make his or her own housing arrangements in the Washington, D.C., area. Parking is not provided to National Zoo interns. Public transportation is strongly suggested.
The National Zoo and the Smithsonian Institution do not provide free parking to interns.
There are three internship sessions during the year: spring, summer, and fall. Interns will be expected to provide at least 25-40 hours a week, splitting their time among the three departments as needed.
Fall session (September 15 through December 15):
Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2015
Spring session (January 15 through April 15):
Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2015
Summer session (May 15 through August 15):
Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2016
Go to https://solaa.si.edu to create an account in the Smithsonian On-Line Academic Appointment System. Go to Internship Opportunities section and submit application materials to the National Zoological Park Internship Program. When completing the application, select the project "Rock Creek – Bird House Exhibit Project."
IMPORTANT: Your application is considered complete when you hit "Submit." Your SOLAA submitted application with references must be received by the deadlines as noted above.
Questions about this internship should be directed to Sara Hallager.