Position Description & Application
Preference will be given to applicants who have completed their bachelor's degrees in biology, zoology, ecology, animal behavior, or related fields. Applicants with previous research experience and an interest in pursuing attending graduate school or careers in ecology, herpetology, and conservation are strongly preferred. Requirements for this position include the ability to work within a diverse and inclusive team of researchers, follow instruction, and exhibit excellent oral and written skills. The intern may need to travel with their research mentor to additional work sites outside the zoo and may be working unconventional hours and on weekends.
Ideal Candidate for Position:
Who should apply? Interns with the following will benefit most from this opportunity:
- Previous research experience with amphibians
- Willingness to work long hours in the lab or field, depending on the project
- Ability to engage respectfully with a diverse team of collaborators
- Ability to work independently
- Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and positive attitude
Additional experience is a plus, including:
- Experience with working on field research projects with amphibians
- Experience with laboratory techniques
- Experience with data analysis and scientific writing
Women and underrepresented groups in STEM are encouraged to apply.