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Posted on: February 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Columbian Park Zoo seeks summer interns

The Columbian Park Zoo is now accepting applications for summer interns in the areas of zoo education, animal care and marketing.

Internships are available to current college/university students and recent graduates, and all majors are encouraged to apply. Internships are unpaid, but provide an exciting way to gain the hands-on experience necessary to become competitive in today’s job market.

Animal care interns assist zookeepers with the daily husbandry tasks associated with a variety of domestic and exotic animals housed at the Zoo. Education interns work with Animal Ambassadors to present conservation messages to a variety of audiences at the zoo and throughout Greater Lafayette. Marketing interns assist in the various communication aspects of the Zoo, including social media, copywriting and graphic design.

Applicants should be dedicated and dependable students with strong communication skills and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Summer interns must be able to commit at least 20 hours per week over a minimum of 12 weeks. Full-time internships are also available. Summer internships are expected to take place early May through early August.

Applications are available at the Lafayette Parks and Recreation Administration Office or online at The deadline to submit a complete application packet for the summer internship program is 5:00pm on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

For additional information please contact Courtney Nave, Internship Coordinator, by phone at (765) 807-1543 or by email at

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