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Internships


COSI has many exciting opportunities for college internships. If you are interested in a college internship, please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter:

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If you are a good match with a current opening, we will proceed with the application and selection process. If we don’t have an opening that matches your interests and talents, we will explore whether an opportunity can be tailored for you.

With a COSI internship, you:

  • get valuable hands-on work experience
  • have fun
  • learn new skills
  • explore interests
  • meet people

Training

College interns work in a variety of departments throughout COSI. Each college intern position description is based around a project to be completed per term. Areas may include:

  • Education
  • Administration and Operations
  • Marketing and Development
  • Guest and Safety Services
  • Exhibits
  • Human Resources
  • Teen Programs

Time Commitment

College internships range from 8-15 weeks and may be repeated. School credits may determine the number of hours per week (usually 10-16 hours arranged over 2 to 4 days). Hours are flexible and depend on assignment. Positions are unpaid but offer benefits, in addition to school credit.



View All Currently Available Internships Below:


Animal Specialist Intern (click for details)

Posted

Monday, 14 November 2016

Objective

Support COSI’s living collection through a project based assignment that will either teach guest about the animals in the collection or support the care and well-being of the animal collection. In addition, provide quality care to the animal collection and assisting in guest related experiences utilizing animals in the collection.

Education/Experience

Ideal candidate possesses excellent organizational skills; is energetic and flexible; able to coordinate diverse tasks; able to establish good working relationships with team members; and has excellent verbal and written communication skills. High school diploma or equivalent; current enrollment in a related course of study (e.g. zoology, animal sciences, biology) at the collegiate level. Previous experience with hands-on animal care in a professional setting preferred. This position is eligible for course credit; it is the intern’s responsibility to inquire with their advisors and professors to see if they can use this experience towards course credit.

Duties & Responsibilities

A. Learn how to care for the animals in COSI’s Living Collection and provide daily husbandry, including feeding animals and cleaning enclosures.
B. Assist the Living Collections Assistant(s) and Manager of Living Collection in training of COSI’s animal collection for various animal behaviors.
C. Gain experience facilitating both formal and informal guest related animal experiences.
D. Assist in maintaining accurate records for the animal collection; including but not limited to daily care checklists, sign out sheets, vet records, and weight logs.
E. Complete intern project that has been approved by the Manager of Living Collections. Project may include, but is not limited to; creating new cart experiences, developing new animal enrichment, and searching for grant and funding opportunities.
F. Research and implement various enrichment items and methods.

DIVISION: Floor Experiences
SCHEDULE/HOURS: 10-16 hours/week, varied schedule including weekdays, regular business hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays. 100 hour minimum commitment.
AGE REQUIREMENT: Age 18+

Reports to

Manager of Living Collections
Unpaid Internship

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