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Communication Internships

 

Marketing Internship

The Akron Zoo is seeking a highly motivated individual looking for experience in the Communications and Marketing field. 

Candidates should possess skills in written and oral communications, be well organized and have the ability to relate to a wide variety of individuals, from volunteers to professionals. Experience with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel a must. Basic design experience preferred. Interns must be available up to 20 hours per week, including some weekend days and/or evenings to assist with events. Good public speaking skills and a sense of humor are a must for all internships.

Applicants must be actively enrolled in college, or a recent college graduate. Preference is given to those studying a major relating to the internship.

The internship is unpaid, however a stipend will be awarded to successful interns at the conclusion of their internship. Housing, transportation and background check fees are the responsibility of the intern. 


Graphic Design Internship

Available during the summer semester only. 

The graphic design intern must be available at least 20 hours a week and have knowledge of graphic design software, including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Basic knowledge of design principles is a must, including typography, color theory, and page layout. The intern will assist the graphic designer and other team members in the communication department in the design of brochures, educational booklets, signage, flyers, media announcements, social media content, promotional material, video media, and other written communication.

Applicants must be actively enrolled in college, or a recent college graduate. Preference is given to those studying graphic design.

The internship is unpaid, however a stipend will be awarded to successful interns at the conclusion of their internship. Housing, transportation and background check fees are the responsibility of the intern. 


2020 Internship Dates:

  • Spring: Mid-January to early-May
  • Summer: Mid-May to mid-August
  • Fall: Mid-August to early-December

Application Deadlines for 2020-2021:

  • Summer: March 27, 2020
  • Fall: July 31, 2020
  • Spring: Nov. 13, 2020

Please read the application carefully. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Due to large volume of applications, only qualified candidates will be contacted after the application deadline has passed.

Download Application (PDF)

Anyone interested in a marketing internship will need to send a professional resume, cover letter and references to Elena Bell, 500 Edgewood Ave, Akron, Ohio 44307 or email e.bell@akronzoo.org.

Anyone interested in a graphic design internship will need to send a professional resume, cover letter and references to Jimmy Young, 500 Edgewood Ave, Akron, Ohio 44307 or email j.young@akronzoo.org.

All interns are encouraged to seek college credit from their university. Background checks are $18.80.