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What is the Organization's purpose/product/service?
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is a living classroom, providing a broad spectrum of learning opportunities for its varied audiences both on-grounds and through innovative programs, lectures, expeditions and other off-grounds opportunities. The Zoo’s mission is to preserve the earth’s wildlife and wild lands through conservation, education, research, and recreation.
Describe the interns responsibilities.
• Assist with the planning and facilitating of volunteer recruitment and recognition events. • Assist with volunteer office event set-up and breakdown, including, but not limited to: o Moving and setting up chairs, tables and signs o Lifting, carrying, and placing decorations and supplies • Assist with daily operations of volunteer management, including but not limited to: o printing and posting of schedules and announcements o greeting and directing volunteers, applicants and others o responding to general volunteer inquires as needed • Respond to applicant inquiries through telephone and/or email • Assist with data entry, record keeping and web postings • Provide support to the Director of Volunteer Programs and Managers of Volunteers.
Describe the skill sets a successful candidate will have for this position.
• Ability to work with individuals from a wide variety of age groups and ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds; • Excellent communication skills; • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; • Friendly, outgoing and patient personality; • Ability to handle multiple tasks; • Willingness to learn about Maryland Zoo amenities, layout, and operations; • Must be able to walk large areas of the Zoo as needed; • Must be able to work outdoors in all seasons and weather conditions. • Must provide proof of current tetanus vaccination.
• Internships are unpaid, and there is no reimbursement for transportation or housing;
• Internships may require a minimum of 100 hours or more, with at least a weekly commitment;
• For timely consideration all applications, materials are due:
o November 1st – Spring session
o March 1st – Summer session
o August 1st – Fall session
• All applicants will be notified upon receipt of all materials. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Organization Fields: Customer service, Education, Environment, Human resourcesCONTACT
Kristi A. Giles
Manager of Volunteers
Department: Education- Volunteer Office
Internship Position: Volunteer Manager-in -Training Intern
Semester: Spring (February - May), Summer (June - August), Fall (September - December)
Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s): Must be an undergraduate enrolled in an accredited college pursuing a degree in human services, communications, English, business, office management or a related field
Workdays Required: Hours Flexible Monday to Sunday, 8:30-4:30; weekend availability a plus
Hours Per Week: 10, 20
Authorization Requirements: U.S. Citizen / U.S. National
Application Deadline: November 1, 2013
Required: Resume, Cover Letter, Other
Preferred Application Method: Students should send resume and cover letter to the internship coordinator listed above.
Materials are accepted electronically.
Students should fill out an application on the following website:
Internship candidates must complete the online Volunteer Application and submit the following:
• School transcript, official or unofficial, and copies are accepted
• Cover letter explaining the applicant’s:
o Goals and how this internship will help achieve those goals;
o Relevant skills, activities, experience and/or classes;
o School requirements for internship credit
o Start and end dates, and days of availability.
• Application materials may be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Volunteer Department:
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1876 Mansion House Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21217
This Internship Website was made possible by a grant from the Baltimore County Government.