The Bronx Zoo (NYC, USA) is a great zoo. They have educational programs in addition to the typical zoo things, and they have teaching fellowships available.
The Teaching Fellowship program is a great opportunity for college students, recent graduates and graduate students to explore conservation education. Fellows learn how to provide a wildlife classroom with student directed learning and conservation issues.
Fellows are paid ($10-$12 per hour) but the learning experience is priceless.
More information can be found at the site: http://bronxzoo.com/educators/teaching-fellows.aspx
There are two Fellowship terms:
– starts mid-September and runs through mid-June; fellows must be available to work four weekdays each week, 9:00 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. Additional weekend and overnight hours are also required. School year fellows must have a valid driver’s license.
– starts mid-June and runs for eleven weeks; fellows must be able to work Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. for all eleven weeks.
To apply, please go to https://sh.webhire.com/Public/907/ and follow instructions for the on-line application system. For questions about the Bronx Zoo Teaching Fellowship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching Fellowship FAQs
Please note that these are education-focused fellowships, coordinated through the Bronx Zoo Education Department. They do not involve any animal care or maintenance.