Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$20 adults, $15 children
 

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$20 adults, $15 children
 

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Blank Park Zoo Commissary Internship

Click here to download the commissary internship application

Internships are available for college students looking to gain knowledge and experience in animal nutrition.

Summer interns must be available a minimum 32 hours per week, between the hours of 8:30am – 4:00pm, including weekends and holidays.

Spring and Fall interns must be available a minimum of 16 hours per week, between the hours of 8:30am – 4:00pm, including weekend and holidays.

Learning Objectives
Assist commissary staff with daily duties which include

  • Learning diet preparation and sanitation practices
  • Cleaning kitchen and feed storage areas
  • Gain an understanding of AZA, USDA guidelines in animal care
  • Select and execute a project with the help of animal care staff, presented at the completion of the internship.
  • Seasonally – assist with garden
  • Will work alongside adult and teen volunteers

Requirements:

  • 18 years or older, currently enrolled in college and receiving college credit for the internship.
  • On the first day of orientation interns must provide proof from their university that the internship will be for college credit. A letter from a college advisor is acceptable.
  • Preference given to those students studying zoology, ecology, animal nutrition, or related field.
  • Must be a positive, effective team member and be able to establish professional working relationships
  • Successfully complete a background check
  • Capable of lifting 25 lbs.
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Able to cut vegetables & fruit safely
  • Be able to follow detailed directions and ask questions if clarification needed
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Does not mind strong smells

Click here to download the commissary internship application

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