The National Zoo 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. The newly completed Asia Trail, featuring a variety of Asian carnivores, is seeking applicants for consideration to serve as interns for 2014 spring and fall sessions.
There are two internship sessions throughout the year: spring and fall. Interns will work 40 hours a week (Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
This is an unpaid internship. If the internship is desired for college credit we can accommodate. Personal health insurance is the responsibility of the selectee.
Interns must make their own arrangements in the Washington, D.C., area.
To apply, go to: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html”
Then select "New to SOLAA? Create Account Here"
When you complete the information to create an account, you will see a screen where you select the type of appointment you are interested in. You will select "Internship". Then you will select the unit you are interested in, "National Zoological Park." Then you will select the Program you are interested in, "National Zoological Park Internship Program." Finally, once you begin completing the application, you will indicate the Project (= to department) you are interested in, “Rock Creek - Asia Trail."
Your application is considered complete when you hit “Submit” and when your references have been received (your SOLAA submitted application and references must be received by the deadlines as noted above). Information that will be requested (in SOLAA) includes:
Why you are interested in an internship at the National Zoo, including specifically the area selected (ASIA TRAIL) and any prior animal experience.
What you hope to get out of this internship (learning objectives)
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