Humane Education Intern (Nov 2012)
Detroit Zoological Society - Royal Oak, MI

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DESCRIPTION

The Humane Education Internship is an un-paid, for credit only, intern position at the Detroit Zoological Society. The Intern will work in the Education Department to assist the Humane Education Specialist.

This internship will focus on hands-on experience and involve all facets of the Zoo's Humane Education Initiative. The intern will be assigned specific areas of responsibility based on personal interest, department needs and experience.

The Humane Education Intern has the responsibility to carry out the Humane Education goals and objectives and is accountable to the Humane Education Specialist.

DUTIES

  • Assist with creating and implementing Humane Education programs and initiatives, inclusive of presentations and the Humane Science Lab
  • Assist with tabling at special events such as Earth Day, Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo, community festivals and conferences
  • Research issues related to Humane Education that focus on animal welfare and environmental protection
  • Execute general office duties as they relate to the daily operations of the project and department.
  • Perform related duties as assigned as they relate to the learning in the field of humane education.
Working Conditions
Regular work schedule may include weekends, occasional evenings, and/or early-mornings. The work environment is generally comfortable and most work is indoors although the position may require work outdoors with exposure to seasonal weather conditions for special events, tours, openings, etc.

Physical Requirements
Able to perform all principal duties satisfactorily. Able to perform moderate physical effort on a daily basis such as walking, bending, stooping, lifting, and standing for an extended period of time. Able to lift up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential duties.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be eligible for college credit
  • Junior, senior or graduate level college students enrolled in a degree program related to the field of Humane Education
  • Ability to interact with various age groups in a professional manner
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint; internet proficiency
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Creative, friendly, enthusiastic
  • Assist with creating and implementing Humane Education programs and initiatives, inclusive of presentations and the Humane Science Lab
  • Assist with tabling at special events such as Earth Day, Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo, community festivals and conferences
  • Research issues related to Humane Education that focus on animal welfare and environmental protection
  • Execute general office duties as they relate to the daily operations of the project and department.
  • Perform related duties as assigned as they relate to the learning in the field of humane education.
Working Conditions
Regular work schedule may include weekends, occasional evenings, and/or early-mornings. The work environment is generally comfortable and most work is indoors although the position may require work outdoors with exposure to seasonal weather conditions for special events, tours, openings, etc.

Physical Requirements
Able to perform all principal duties satisfactorily. Able to perform moderate physical effort on a daily basis such as walking, bending, stooping, lifting, and standing for an extended period of time. Able to lift up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential duties.

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