Outreach (Zoomobile) Interpretive Naturalist Internship

The Zoomobile is the outreach program of the Minnesota Zoo’s Conservation, Education, and Nature division.  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 Outreach Program’s ambassador animals to the public.  Interns may assist in programs, volunteer encounters, and Zoo Camp demonstrations.