We are now accepting online applications for the 2016 Spring/Summer Internship program. Internships with EARTH and Southwick’s Zoo are a great way for college students and recent college graduates to gain valuable experience and develop their skills in a unique setting. Spring/Summer internships begin in mid May and last until mid August, and all interns must attend an orientation to become familiar with the zoo and learn more about the program.
Available internship positions are:
EARTH Discovery Center Intern
The majority of our interns work in the EARTH Discovery Center. These interns learn proper handling techniques and assist with animal care task such as cleaning, feeding, and creating enrichment. They also interact directly with zoo visitors and assist with education programs including ZooMobiles and live presentations. EARTH interns work with an assortment of animals including reptiles, invertebrates, small mammals, and birds.
Bird Department Intern
This internship is for those interested in our feathered friends! Bird interns work with Southwick’s Zoo’s avian team. They learn proper handling and training techniques and assist with care of the birds within the zoo and those featured in educational shows. Interns also provide support during the zoo’s bird shows and interact with zoo visitors.
Primate Keeper Intern
Primate interns work with Southwick’s Zoo’s primate keepers. They help with cleaning and exhibit maintenance, and they assist with diet preparation and daily enrichment. Please note that this position is weekends only.
Wild Adventure Summer Program Intern
Wild Adventure interns assist with our Wild Adventure Summer Program. They oversee the program’s young students and assist with daily activities, chaperone excursions, and help with cleanup and organization. Please note that this internship is Monday-Friday and may begin later than other positions due to the program’s schedule.
Marketing interns assist with behind the scenes activities such as social media, advertising, and event planning. This position is great for creative individuals who enjoy writing, photography, and video editing.
Click here to learn more information about internships and to apply online.