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Communication Internships


The Akron Zoo is seeking highly motivated individuals looking for experience in the Communications field. There are two positions available each semester, one with a marketing focus and another with a fundraising focus.

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. Internships are unpaid and 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:

  • Spring: Nov. 15, 2019
  • Summer: March 27, 2020
  • Fall: July 31, 2020

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

Download Application (PDF)

Anyone interested in a Communications 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.

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

Internship opportunities at the Akron Zoo are unpaid.