The Reptile Discovery Center (RDC) at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park is seeking an animal behavior intern for the fall Semester. The RDC is seeking an intern to help observe, record and analyze animal behavior. This position requires a bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences, good observation and communication skills and a minimum of 8 hours a week.
This is an unpaid, volunteer position.
The intern will make his or her own housing arrangements in the Washington, D.C., area. Parking is not provided by Smithsonian or FONZ to interns.
Rock Creek Park, 3000 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
A three-and-a-half month internship is available for the Fall (Sept 2013-Jan 2014). Interns will work 8 to 25 hours per week. Reasonable exceptions may be made in order to coordinate with University or work schedules.
Fall session (September through February): Applications accepted now. Closing date for applications is: 1 October 2013.
Go to www.si.edu/ofi and select “Apply” from the list on the left. Click the link “Smithsonian On Line Academic Appointment System https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html
and then “New to SOLAA? Create an Account.” When you complete the information to create an account, you will get 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 – Reptile Discovery Center.”
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:
Email Matt Evans at email@example.com for further information about this internship.