The Red River Zoo Education Department is dedicated to helping people connect to nature through fun and dynamic learning experiences. We invite you to come and be a part of our team while gaining valuable experience and knowledge about effective program development, delivery, and evaluation in a zoo setting.
Education Department interns will be required to successfully complete program animal handling training with a variety of animals (small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and arthropods). Interns will be supervised by the Education Department staff.
Present on/off site program
Program animal handling
Food preparation and distribution
-College student or recent graduate (preferably in education, zoology, or related field)
-Student in good standing, GPA of 2.5 or higher
-Applicants must have completed at least 1 year of college.
-Capable of lifting 20lbs
-Willingness to work with both animals and the public
Education internships consist of a scheduled work week to be determined by the supervisor and intern. Internships are generally 16 weeks long. A minimum commitment of 20-40 hours per week is required (considerations may be made for students attending classes). Interns must be flexible with their schedule and have the ability to work weekdays, weekends and holidays.
*Acceptance into the program is contingent on passing a background check.
All positions are unpaid with no housing or transportation provided.
To apply, please submit the following:
-Letter of Interest, including dates of availability
-2 Letters of Recommendations
-A copy of your unofficial transcript
Please send application materials to:
Red River Zoo
Heather Harelson Nutick
Director of Education
4255 23rd Ave. South
Fargo, ND 58104
701-277-9240 x 310