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Zoological Society Education Center

Zoological Society of Milwaukee Education

Milwaukee, WI

Feb 12, 2019
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DEADLINE -  February 12th, 2019

Mission Statement

The mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to take part in conserving wildlife and endangered species, to educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and to support the Milwaukee County Zoo.

 

About

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee was established in 1910 as an informal group of community leaders who bought animals and raised funds for the Zoo. Today it is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with the mission to conserve, educate and support the Milwaukee County Zoo. The Society has 44 full-time and 10 part-time employees who manage daily operations and programs. In the 2014-15 fiscal year, the Society raised more than $7.6 million to support the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Position Description

Help educate children ages 2-14 about science, animals and conservation in our 2019 Zoo Summer Camps. Interns are directly mentored and extensively trained through a self-reflective, experiential training program. Develop child management techniques and interactive teaching strategies; also have an opportunity to apply to team teach a class.

 

(1) Assist instructors with educational activities in the classroom and lead Zoo camp tours for children (primarily ages

4-9). Supervise and evaluate high school assistants and prepare classroom materials. Some team-teaching opportunities are available (application required). Applicants should support the mission and vision of the Zoological Society.

 

(2) Internship focuses on career-related skills that help prepare you for the professional workplace. Interns are encouraged to develop their skills through a reflective journaling program and mentor-based relationships with education staff.

 

(3) After completing one summer as a 1st year intern, applicants may apply to the 2nd year internship & Teaching Intern positions which include assisting with trainings, mentoring peers & teaching camps.

 

(4) Position does not allow for direct animal handling. Housing not provided

 

Requirements

(1) Must be a current college student or recent college graduate (up to one year past graduation). Internship best matches sophomores-graduate level students. Freshman must have extensive experience with children in college to be competitive.

(2) Must have experience with children, strong child management and public speaking skills such as enthusiasm, voice inflection and varied facial expressions.

(3) Must exhibit consistent professional characteristics such as a positive attitude, initiative, emotional maturity, self-responsibility and a desire to develop

professional skills.

(4) Physical requirements: Walk through the Zoo for up to two hours, kneel, squat and carry storage boxes.

(5) International applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without Zoological Society sponsorship.(

(6) Attend ALL Required Trainings (confirm availability at interview):

  1. (a) Intern Training Dates: June 4-8  AND 10-13 (approx. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. with the exception on June 12 from 12 - 8 p.m.)
  2. (b) Are you a student teacher with questions about training conflicts? Call with questions prior to resume due date.

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate: $9.00/hr (M-F, 8 hours per day)

Start Date: June 4, 2019

End Date: August 14 2019

Work Days Off: July 3rd , 4th & 5th  (Additional days off require approval prior to hiring)


Application Process

What To Send

  • Professional cover letter
  • Resume emailed
  • Email to Patty T. at pattyt@zoosociety.org by Feb. 12, 2019 in the SAME attachment.
  • Email Subject Line: 2019 Summer Internship

 

If Selected for an Interview

  • Must be available for a March interview date (exceptions for alternate interview month must be arranged through email).
  • Bring 2 letters of recommendation to the interview.

 

Notification of Position

  • Applicants will be notified about hiring decisions by mid-April.
  • Applicants who receive a position will be required to fill out a Zoological Society application and pass a background check.

 

Application Tips

Cover Letter

  • Use standard cover letter format; include your major, year in school and future career goal(s).
  • Also include how this internship will assist you with your future career.

 

Resumes:

  • Use standard resume format (up to 3 pages).
  • Resumes should reflect all of your experiences with children.
  • Keep volunteer and paid experiences in separate categories (include details of what you did for each).
  • Leadership and science-related experiences a plus.
  • For education majors, include field work and/or student teaching-related experiences.

Additional Information 

Please see attached PDF: Zoological Society of Milwaukee Education Internship



Ocala, FL

Feb 1, 2019
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DEADLINE -  February 1st, 2019

Mission Statement

Peterson & Smith seeks to be a leading international veterinary practice that provides state-of-the-art veterinary care to our patients, while fostering professional relationships with our clients that stand the test of time.

About

In August of 198, two solo equine practioners in the Ocala area, Dr. Johnson Peterson, and Doctor Johnny Mac Smith decided to establish Peterson & Smith Hospital. From 1981–1982, Peterson & Smith operated out of Dr. Peterson’s farm. During this era it was decided to build an equine hospital. The grand opening of the hospital was July 10 1983 at 4747 SW 60th Avenue. This new facility was comprised of a single building consisting of front office, offices for five veterinarians, a small laboratory, one treatment room with an x-ray machine, 8 stalls and an apartment. Before long, more room was needed, in 1984 the original surgery barn was built and  over time, the medicine barn,sports medicine barn, and an isolation barn were constructed

Position Description

The internship will concentrate on surgery, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, theriogenology, emergency medical/surgical care, sports medicine, general medicine, and herd health. Students will receive training in basic handling and restraint, and will develop a set of general veterinary technician skills including, but not limited to: preparing patients for procedures, surgical scrub, x-ray plate orientation, foal restraint, drawing up medications, administrating medications, and monitoring patient’s vitals.

 

Equine Reproduction - 

  • Maintain a clean and well organized work area.
  •  Daily care of horses (feed, water, turnout, stall cleaning, grooming, etc.)
  •  Embryo transfer and recipient herd management
  •  After-hour treatments
  •  Assisting with general veterinary services and farrier care
  • Assisting veterinarians with foaling
  •  Providing support with assisted reproductive techniques

 

Hospital: 

  •  Maintain a clean and well organized work area.
  •  Holding and restraining horses for veterinary treatments and diagnostic procedures
  •  Patient care, including: feeding, stall cleaning, grooming, bathing, walking
  •  Assistance with lameness exams and scintigraphy
  • Assisting in neonatal foal care and feeding
  •  Pharmacy stocking/inventory
  •  Assisting with emergency and critical care patients.
  •  Pre and Post-Surgical care

Requirements

  •  Enrollment in, or recently graduated from, an animal sciences, general agricultural/equine educational program or veterinary technician program.
  •  Must be at least 18 years of age
  •  Possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  •  Successfully pass a pre-employment and, if required, a random drug screening

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate: Weekly salary of $250.00 

Duartion: Mid-May through Mid-July 


Application Process

What To Send

  • Letter of Intent 
  • Resume
  • Four Letters of Recommendation

 

Notification of Position

  • Applicants will be notified about hiring decisions by March 1, 2019

 

Application Tips

  • Student selection will be based on availability, relevant experience, and written references submitted with the application

 

Washington, DC

Summer: February 1, Fall: July 1
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DEADLINE -  

Summer: February 1

Fall: July 1

 

Mission Statement

ENGAGE. INFORM. INSPIRE.

As a vital and vibrant part of the Smithsonian experience, we engage, people with plants and gardens, inform on the roles both play in our cultural and natural worlds, and inspire appreciation and stewardship.

About

Established in 1972 to manage the museum grounds, Smithsonian Gardens extends the Smithsonian’s museum experience in a public garden setting, inspiring visitors with exceptional displays and educating them about horticulture, plants, the natural and built environments, and artistic design. 

Position Description

(1) Internships with Grounds Management Operations are designed for students who seek work-related experience in a public garden with a diverse workforce. They involve manual labor; exposure to adverse weather conditions (particularly heat and humidity); and exposure to dust, dirt, and possibly some horticultural chemicals. Internships that focus on the Smithsonian gardens and greenhouse operations include regular horticulture maintenance duties such as planting, watering, weeding, and pruning.

 

(2) Special projects are typically added to an intern’s regular duties so that they can practice project management skills needed to see a project through from start to finish. Projects vary greatly and are determined on an individual basis. They may include everything from record-keeping, analyzing ecosystems and researching nomenclature to turf management and public programming. Interns will have the opportunity to network with a team of professional landscape architects, horticulturists and gardeners responsible for the design, installation, and maintenance of seasonal and permanent plantings on the Smithsonian campus.

 

(3) Assisting with digital asset management of born digital or newly digitized materials

 

(4) Cataloging photographic materials including new submissions to the Garden Club of America Collection


(5) Researching and writing on garden history and design topics to develop succinct reports for Garden Club of America field volunteers


(6) Developing timely, educational content for Smithsonian Gardens social media platforms to promote holdings in the Archives


(7) Assisting with special projects as necessary (i.e. reviewing transcribed materials in the Smithsonian's Transcription Center)


(8) Digitizing and re-housing paper and photographic materials, as needed


(9) Creation of Excel to EAD spreadsheets for import into ArchivesSpace, linking digital objects and subject cataloging for digitized series or items in EAD finding aids.

Requirements

(1) We accept current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields.  Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions. 

 

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay :  $4,000

Duration: 10-16 weeks 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Online application
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project

 

Application Tips

  • To apply for an internship, applicants must create an account and submit an application online to the Smithsonian Online Academic Application System (SOLAA)

 

Additional Information 

 http://www.gardens.si.edu/get-involved/internships.html



Washington, DC

Summer: February 1, Fall: July 1
More Info

DEADLINE -  

Summer: February 1

Fall: July 1

 

Mission Statement

ENGAGE. INFORM. INSPIRE.

As a vital and vibrant part of the Smithsonian experience, we engage, people with plants and gardens, inform on the roles both play in our cultural and natural worlds, and inspire appreciation and stewardship.

About

Established in 1972 to manage the museum grounds, Smithsonian Gardens extends the Smithsonian’s museum experience in a public garden setting, inspiring visitors with exceptional displays and educating them about horticulture, plants, the natural and built environments, and artistic design. 

Position Description

(1) Internships with Grounds Management Operations are designed for students who seek work-related experience in a public garden with a diverse workforce. They involve manual labor; exposure to adverse weather conditions (particularly heat and humidity); and exposure to dust, dirt, and possibly some horticultural chemicals. Internships that focus on the Smithsonian gardens and greenhouse operations include regular horticulture maintenance duties such as planting, watering, weeding, and pruning.

 

(2) Special projects are typically added to an intern’s regular duties so that they can practice project management skills needed to see a project through from start to finish. Projects vary greatly and are determined on an individual basis. They may include everything from record-keeping, analyzing ecosystems and researching nomenclature to turf management and public programming. Interns will have the opportunity to network with a team of professional landscape architects, horticulturists and gardeners responsible for the design, installation, and maintenance of seasonal and permanent plantings on the Smithsonian campus.

Requirements

(1) We accept current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields.  Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions. 

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay :  $4,000

Duration: 10-16 weeks 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Online application
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project

 

Application Tips

  • To apply for an internship, applicants must create an account and submit an application online to the Smithsonian Online Academic Application System (SOLAA)

 

Additional Information 

 http://www.gardens.si.edu/get-involved/internships.html



Washington, DC

Summer: February 1, Fall: July 1
More Info

DEADLINE -  

Summer: February 1

Fall: July 1

 

Mission Statement

ENGAGE. INFORM. INSPIRE.

As a vital and vibrant part of the Smithsonian experience, we engage, people with plants and gardens, inform on the roles both play in our cultural and natural worlds, and inspire appreciation and stewardship.

About

Established in 1972 to manage the museum grounds, Smithsonian Gardens extends the Smithsonian’s museum experience in a public garden setting, inspiring visitors with exceptional displays and educating them about horticulture, plants, the natural and built environments, and artistic design. 

Position Description

(1)  Internships with Greenhouse Nursery Operations involve manual labor; exposure to adverse weather conditions (particularly heat and humidity); and exposure to dust, dirt, and possibly some horticultural chemicals. Internships that focus on the gardens and greenhouse operations include regular horticulture maintenance duties such as planting, watering, weeding, and pruning.

 

(2) Special projects are typically added to an intern’s regular duties so that they can practice project management skills needed to see a project through from start to finish. Projects vary greatly and are determined on an individual basis. They may include everything from record-keeping, production of seasonal plants, researching nomenclature and public programming.

Requirements

(1) We accept current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields.  Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions. 

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay :  $4,000

Duration: 10-16 weeks 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Online application
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project

 

Application Tips

  • To apply for an internship, applicants must create an account and submit an application online to the Smithsonian Online Academic Application System (SOLAA) 

 

Additional Information 

 http://www.gardens.si.edu/get-involved/internships.html



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