Internships

Enrichment & Training Internship - The Cape May County Zoo is done accepting applications for 2016.
Check back in January 2017 when we will be accepting applications from motivated individuals who are looking to gain experience with the enrichment and training of exotic zoo animals.
The intern will work directly with the Training and Enrichment Coordinators and animal keepers to learn the principles of animal training and enrichment through research, as well as hands-on work with the animals.
Applicants should be able to work independently and be comfortable speaking with zoo guests.
The applicant will be doing a variety of tasks assigned by the Enrichment and Training Coordinators including:  Design and construct enrichment for the animals, Research new enrichment and training ideas and working on enrichment plans, Data entry and analysis, Train animal(s) in the zoo; watch and record keeper training sessions, Provide positive experiences with the zoo guests during enrichment and training interpretations, Some animal husbandry/assisting keepers with animal care.
Qualifications – Preference will be given to applicants in a Bachelors Degree program with a major in Biology, Animal Behavior, Psychology, Zoology or a related field
Working in a zoo can be a physical job at times, please be sure that you are capable of doing this type of work.
This will be an unpaid educational internship. The intern will work 9:00am-4:00pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  This internship will run from May 30th until mid-August.  Days and times are flexible.
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Education Department Internship – The Cape May County Zoo is done accepting applications for 2016.
Check back in January 2017 when we will begin accepting applications from motivated individuals who are looking to gain experience in Education within the zoo.
The intern will work directly with the Education Department and Animal Keepers to help organize and execute Summer Zoo Camp, as well as public zoo tours and other programs. Hands-on work with the education animals will also be required.
Applicants should be able to work independently and be comfortable speaking with zoo guests of all ages.  Working in a zoo can be a very physical job, please be sure that you are capable of doing this type of work.
The applicant will be completing a variety of tasks assigned by the Education Department including but not limited to:  Creating Lesson Plans for Zoo Camp, Assisting with Summer Zoo Camp, Tours, Birthday Parties, and Special Events, Research new themes and ideas for tours and camps, Provide positive experiences with the zoo guests during programs, Some animal husbandry/assisting keepers with animal care, Data entry and analysis
Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in a Bachelors Degree program with a major in Education, Animal Behavior, Psychology, Zoology or a related field. This will be an unpaid educational internship. The intern will work from 9:00am-2:00pm Tuesday-Thursday.  This internship will run from May 30th until mid-August.  Days and times are flexible.