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Zoo New England offers a number of exciting and educational internship opportunities throughout the year at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo.

Ambassador Animal Internship

Timeline for Ambassador Animal 2023-2024 Internships

Spring/Summer:
April 13, 2023-July 13, 2023
Application Deadline: February 17, 2023

Fall:
September 7, 2023- December 7, 2023
Application Deadline: July 7, 2023

Winter:
January 4, 2024-April 4, 2024
Application Deadline: November 3, 2023

Location
Franklin Park Zoo

Description
The Ambassador Animal Intern will work alongside our Ambassador Animal Specialists, who care for all of the species that we have and present in an educational manner. They will learn the basic husbandry of these animals including cleaning, feeding, enrichment, preparing diets, handling, and some training aspects. These interns will learn how to handle and present our level 1 ambassadors for guests within the zoo. They will also participate in presentations led by our ambassador animal specialists that will teach them the basics of ambassador animal care. Those presentations include hands on learning opportunities and projects that will help benefit our ambassador animals and provide hands on experience for our intern.

Requirements:
Preferred candidates should be enrolled in, or have completed, an undergraduate program or studies in zoology, education, biology, or a related field and/or experience in an education or zoo field. Must be available from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., actual hours flexible. Interns are required to submit written documentation from a physician or clinic of a negative TB test taken within the last 12 months. Interns should identify any special requirements for receiving academic credit at the start of the internship.

Term:
Would prefer at least twenty (20) hours, four (4) hours per day for three (3) consecutive months. Zoo New England is willing to work with an individual’s schedule.

The Ambassador Animal Internship is three days per week typically 9:00-4:00pm but hours can vary. We can be flexible with intern schedules or other jobs to accommodate days and time of the internship.

During this internship, interns must agree to abide by all Zoo New England regulations concerning safety and conduct. They also must comply with ZNE’s dress code.

To apply for this internship, please email your resume and cover letter to Amanda Kerstman at akerstman@zoonewengland.org