Smithsonian's National Zoological Park provides the opportunity for interns to gain experience in the zoo keeping field by participating in daily animal keeper activities including animal husbandry, nutrition, enrichment and training, and visitor education. Asia Trail, which features a variety of Asian carnivores, is seeking applicants for consideration.
This is an unpaid internship opportunity wherein the intern will support the Department of Animal Programs-Asia Trail.
Through this internship, interns will:
This is an unpaid internship. College credit is offered if desired; 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.
The National Zoo and the Smithsonian Institution do not provide free parking to interns.
Beginning in 2016, the Asia Trail Animal Keeper Internship will run on a rolling schedule and interns will be accepted as positions become available throughout the year, with no specific application deadline. Each session lasts approximately 3½ months. Exact dates of the session are flexible and will be negotiated once an applicant has been selected. Please be sure to note your availability in the application, as applications will be pulled based on matches in applicant availability and timing of open positions. Interns must be able to work 40 hours a week (5 days a week, 6:30am-3:00pm), often including weekends.
Currently there is no deadline for applications for this internship. Submit your complete application, noting your availability, and applications will be pulled when intern positions matching that availability become open.
To apply, go to: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html. Select"New to SOLAA? Create Account Here" and complete the information to create an account.
Information that will be requested (in SOLAA) includes:
Once you create your account and provide the information above, you will see a screen where you select the type of appointment you are interested in. You will select:
IMPORTANT: Your application is considered complete when you hit “Submit.” Please be sure all required documents, including references, are included before you submit your application. Only complete applications will be considered.