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Education Internship

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is visited by more than 2 million people each year. Como’s mission is to inspire the public to value the presence of plants and animals. Interns will have the opportunity to assist with a variety of education programs for all ages. College credit is preferred but optional. 

·    Assist with Como’s grant funded programs, including creating and leading stations and training and supporting volunteers.
·    Assist education staff with the facilitation, preparation and evaluation of Como education programs, including school and group programs, library programs, etc.
·    Encourage visitors of all ages to learn about the zoo and conservatory, its exhibits/displays, the relationships between plants, animals, and humans through interactive learning.
·    Promote the interest of plants, animals and humans through interactive learning.
·    Work independently and collaboratively with others.
  • Demonstrate safe, professional and respectful and behavior in all work areas
  • Follow established policies and procedures while on duty and within Como Campus
  • Address issues and concerns in a timely and professional manner
  • Work pre-arranged shift
  • Be willing to work weekends and holidays, as required
  • Give advanced notice for shift changes
  • Fulfill all training requirements and provide feedback
  • Be in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in environmental education, biology, education, or a related field.
  • Experience working with children, particularly preschool and K-6.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written skills and high quality work.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with people of all ages, abilities, and cultures.
  • Understand and follow required Como Campus policies and procedures.
  • Actively work to gain an understanding of the Como plant and animal collections.
  • 15-20 hours per week; some weekend or evening hours possible