Audubon Nature Institute
Closing DateMay 12, 2019
Audubon Zoo is currently seeking science-driven candidates for its herpetological research internship program.
This internship program is geared towards individuals interested in pursuing careers in zoological research or graduate studies and will provide valuable opportunities to gain experience participating in and assisting with herpetological research.
Audubon Zoo’s herpetology department is currently developing several in situ, ex situ, and database-driven studies on reptiles and amphibians. The Herpetological Research Intern will assist the zoo’s herpetology department with ongoing research projects, or possibly develop an independent study of their own. Assigned tasks will include, but are not limited to behavioral observations, data collection, and occasional assistance with reptile and amphibian husbandry as needed. A large portion of this internship will focus on data collection, organization and analysis. Interns may also have opportunities to assist with preparing manuscripts for publication, with the potential for co-authorship.
The next internship position is slated to begin in September 2018. Although flexible, this internship program requires a minimum commitment of 8-16 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship.
Current enrollment in, or recent graduation from, a four-year biology program (or related field)
Familiarity with reptile and amphibian biology and husbandry
Prior experience handling and safely restraining reptiles and amphibians
Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
Ability to sit and work as a desk/computer terminal for extended periods
Familiarity and working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Adobe Photoshop
Familiarity with basic statistical analyses
Valid driver’s license with dependable transportation
Education and Pre-requisites
Compensation and benefits
Interested candidates should email their resume/cv, letter of interest, and two letters of support (one of which should be from a college or university professor) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event their preferred placement has been filled, qualified applicants may be referred to other Audubon departments. By submitting application materials, the candidate agrees to release their information to our internship staff.