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Zoomobile: Donor-funded Paid Internship

The Zoomobile is the outreach program of the Minnesota Zoo’s education department.  It travels throughout the state to deliver conservation based educational programs to diverse audiences using live animals as education ambassadors.  The Zoomobile staff oversee the daily husbandry and management of more than 65 animals representing more than 30 species, including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.

Interns learn how to clean animal enclosures, prepare diets, monitor animal feeding, observe and chart animal behaviors, and provide interpretation of the Zoomobile education ambassador animals to the public.  Interns may assist in Zoomobile programs, volunteer encounters, and Zoo Camp demonstrations.

All interns complete an educational project developed in consultation with Zoo Interpretive Naturalist and Outreach Program supervisory staff.

In fall, 2018, the MN Zoo Foundation is funding one paid internship.  The rate of pay is $15.00 per hour.

Internship availability and commitment:

Internships are scheduled from Sunday-Wednesday (32 hours per week) for 12 weeks starting on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.