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Animal Care Exhibit Usage and Analyst Internship (Winter)

About the Organization Home to more than 10,000 animals representing over 575 species from around the globe, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium leads and inspires by connecting people and wildlife. The Zoo complex is a recreational and education destination that includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and 18-hole Safari Golf Course. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium also operates the Wilds, a 10,000-acre conservation center and safari park located in southeastern Ohio. The Zoo is a regional attraction with global impact; annually contributing $4 million of privately raised funds to support conservation projects worldwide. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator's prestigious 4-star rating.

Location Columbus Zoo and Aquarium- Intern Category Intern- Zoo Position Animal Care Exhibit Usage and Analyst Internship Full-Time/Part-Time Shift -not applicable- Description

The goal of this internship is to utilize interns to record observational data of a variety of species within all three regions of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium; Heart of Africa, Asia Quest, and Australia and the Islands. Using a computer (app) program called Zoo Monitor; interns will observe each animal, as designated by region. This program will allow for observations to be taken on an iPad, which can then be exported for analysis. Through the information that is obtained interns will work with Animal Care Professionals to assess and make appropriate changes to improve Animal Welfare.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, working alongside full-time keeper staff in learning basic animal behaviors and group dynamics, observing animals and reporting any behavioral changes, and performing other duties as assigned. Interns will also be required to complete various quizzes, training, projects and presentation, and a final reflection paper assigned by the departments.

Projected Employment Time Frame Position Requirements

* Student or recent graduate (2 years or less) in Zoology, Biology, Wildlife Management, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine or related program.
* 3.0 or above accumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale preferred.
* TB test required.
* Prior animal care experience preferred.
* Ability to balance multiple assignments successfully.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Must be neat in appearance and maintain courteous behavior at all times.
* Ability to work in varied weather conditions (i.e. extreme heat, cold, rain, snow).
* Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays (July 4th, Memorial Day, Columbus Day) required.
* Subject to BMV check.
* Subject to Criminal Background check.

Physical Requirements EOE Statement Valuing Differences

At the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, we value and embrace the differences in all living things. We recognize that by creating a diverse and inclusive environment for our guests and team members, we encourage innovative thinking, serve as a source of community pride and advance our institution as one of the leading zoos in the country.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual's race, creed, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or national origin. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

This position is currently accepting applications.