WonderLab Animal Exhibits Internships 2018-2019

The exhibits department at WonderLab works diligently to provide and maintain the large variety of exhibits enjoyed by approximately 80,000 visitors a year. WonderLab’s live animal collection consists of reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods, a honeybee observation hive, and a large ant colony. Animal Exhibits Interns receive hands-on experience in the many aspects of WonderLab’s animal exhibits such as habitat maintenance, direct animal care and observation, as well as exhibit improvement and creation. Animal Interns also interact with museum guests doing live animal demonstrations.

Summer 2018 Internship – Dates: Monday, May 7 – Sunday, August 5, 2018

2018-2019 Academic year Internship – Monday, August 13, 2018- May 5

Objective: To give student hands-on experience in husbandry, education and the many aspects of WonderLab’s animal exhibits department including the creation, improvement, and maintenance of animal exhibits.

Type: Unpaid (unless eligible for federal work-study) or for class credit

Time Commitment: Two, weekly shifts totaling 7 hours plus research time

Responsibilities:

  • Animal care and maintaining display habitats
  • Monitoring habitats for ideal conditions
  • Live animal demonstrations, education and outreach
  • Upkeep and organization of animal resources and care logs
  • Completion of 1-2 animal specific projects (Academic Year, Class Credit Interns only)

Preferred skills and qualifications for this position:

  • Interest in biology/animals
  • Reliable with a strong work ethic
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent communication skills, especially written
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience working with vertebrates and invertebrates a plus
  • Weekend availability
  • Enjoys researching and creating educational materials

If you are interested in the Animal Care Internship position please do the following:

  1. Send an introductory email, resume and cover letter indicating which internship session

you are applying for to:

Sam Couch – animalexhibits@wonderlab.org

Animal Exhibits Manager

WonderLab Museum of Health and Technology

  1. Fill out an application available on the WonderLab website at

http://wonderlab.org/about-wonderlab/college-student-internships/

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