Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Zoo Education and Research Intern

Education and Research Intern

Howletts and Port Lympne are sister parks in Kent known within the UK and Europe for their high standards of animal welfare and captive breeding success. The parks house over 1,000 animals from a range of species (primarily mammals) and there are multiple-groups of many species, providing fantastic research opportunities. As a popular visitor attraction we aim to continually improve our educational programmes. We   are therefore looking for enthusiastic candidates wanting to gain practical research experience in education or zoo welfare for a 6-12 month placement.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to run an extended research project (this will include producing a summary report), the results of which we will encourage you to get published and/or submit to present at a conference.

A BSc in zoology, animal behaviour, psychology, social science or similar would be advantageous but those from other backgrounds with a passion for conservation, education and captive research may be considered. You will need to be competent in statistical analysis, have experience of data collection, excellent ommunication skills, and be hard-working and enthusiastic.

Interns will work under the supervision of the Education department and in addition to running a research project there will be the opportunity to assist with various educational activities. They will also gain experience in the organisation of courses and workshops.

Working hours can be flexible but you will be required to commit to four days a week, which will include some weekends and bank holidays. Candidates must be available to start in June. Please note this in an unpaid position and we are unable to offer accommodation or expenses with this internship.

To apply by emailing a CV and covering letter or for more information please contact

Closing date: Monday 8 th July 2013
Interviews to be held w/c 15th July 2013

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