School Programs Intern (Zoo)

The School Programs team at Audubon Nature Institute is seeking candidates interested in working with school field trip groups in the Education department for Fall 2017.

Job Description:

The School Programs Intern will provide support to Audubon Nature Institute’s School Programs department. The School Programs team facilitates field trips, home school programs and teacher workshops. Tasks include information processing, research, maintaining up-to-date course materials, assisting the department with program delivery, and organizing shared departmental spaces to ensure a welcoming environment for staff, volunteers, and participants. The candidate will report to work at Audubon Zoo in uptown New Orleans. Requires a 20-30 hour per week commitment for 12-14 weeks. Working on weekends and holidays may be required. Internship is unpaid.

Responsibilities: 

  • Research upcoming program topics and activities
  • Develop school programs curriculum
  • Assist school programs educator with classroom set up and activities
  • Assist school programs educator with classroom clean-up
  • Any other duties as requested by supervisor(s)

Qualifications:

  • Basic understanding of Biology and Animal Sciences
  • Interested in pursuing a career in education, interpretation or biology
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to adapt to audiences of different ages and sizes
  • Must display aptitude for positive, creative problem solving
  • Must display willingness to interact with live animals, including fish, invertebrates, mammals, and reptiles
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

How to apply:

Please send resume, cover letter and contacts for 2 references to Stephanie Joseph at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In the event their preferred placement has been filled, qualified applicants may be referred to other Audubon departments. By submitting application materials, the candidate agrees to release their information to our internship staff.

About Audubon Internships

In addition to the core curriculum provided through each professional track, Audubon offers its program participants supplemental opportunities to learn about the operations of an AZA-accredited facility, the care and management of a diverse animal collection, the tools needed to engage and inspire guests, and much more.

Audubon accepts applications for available positions on a rolling basis. If no deadline is indicated in the position description above, please refer to the schedule below for each session’s start window. Be sure to indicate your preferred session on your application. An intern’s exact start and end date will vary according to the needs of each section. Most internships last 12 – 14 weeks.

SPRING 2016 START WINDOW

  • January 17, 2016 - February 25, 2016

SUMMER 2016 START WINDOW

  • May 1, 2016 – June 23, 2016

FALL 2016 START WINDOW

  • August 1, 2016 - September 1, 2016

WINTER 2016 START WINDOW

  • October 31, 2016 - December 1, 2016
 

Audubon Nature Institute is proud to offer excellent professional training and experience in a variety of career tracks through our internship program. Placements are seasonally available in administration, animal care, conservation, development, education, volunteer management, and others. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. To learn more about Audubon’s internship program, contact:

Maria Kohls, Volunteer & Intern Supervisor
Phone: 504.378.2524 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Audubon Internships
Basic internships last approximately 12 weeks, in which interns develop a variety of professional skills through guided instruction and hands-on experience. Some advanced placements, lasting up to 6 months, are available for well-qualified candidates. 

In addition to the core curriculum provided through each professional track, Audubon offers its program participants supplemental opportunities to learn about the operations of an AZA-accredited facility, the care and management of a diverse animal collection, the tools needed to engage and inspire guests, and much more. 

Audubon accepts applications for available positions on a rolling basis. If no deadline is indicated in the position description above, please refer to the schedule below for each session’s start window and application deadline.  Be sure to indicate your preferred session on your application.  An intern’s exact start and end date will vary according to the needs of each section. 

2017 Start Windows
In order to fulfill internship program requirements, we encourage candidates to begin their seasonal placements within the start windows below.

Spring 2017
January 8 – February 15

Summer 2017
May 7 – June 21

Fall 2017
July 31 – September 13

Winter 2017
November 5 – November 29