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Marketing Internship

The Marketing department is seeking a highly motivated individual looking for experience in the field of communications and marketing to serve as a Marketing Intern.

The Marketing Intern will report to the PR Coordinator and will assist with content creation, PR and marketing strategies for the zoo. Interns will have the opportunity to develop their creativity and storytelling abilities by gathering information about the zoo’s staff, animals and projects, then finding new and unique ways to share these stories with the zoo’s audience, both in-person and online.

Requirements for applicants:
  • Must be actively enrolled in college, or a recent college graduate (within one year)
  • Must have strong public written and oral communications skills, as well as a good sense of humor
  • Must be organized
  • Must be able to relate to a wide variety of individuals, from volunteers to professionals
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Basic design and photography experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of Facebook, Instagram and TikTok preferred
  • Must be available to work up to 20 hours a week, including some weekend days and/or evenings to assist with events
  • Preference is given to those studying a major relating to the internship

All interns are encouraged to seek college credit from their university. Background check fees are the responsibility of the intern. Background checks are $18.80. A stipend will be rewarded to successful interns upon completion of their internship.

2022 Marketing Internship Dates

Marketing internships are unavailable at this time.

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

Anyone interested in a Marketing Internship will need to send an application, cover letter and professional resume to Erica Rymer at 500 Edgewood Ave, Akron, Ohio 44307, or email e.rymer@akronzoo.org.


Graphic Design Internship

The Marketing department is seeking a highly motivated individual looking for experience in the field of communications and marketing to serve as a Graphic Design Intern.

The Graphic Design Intern will report to the zoo’s Graphic Designer and will assist the Marketing department in the design of brochures, educational booklets, signage, flyers, media announcements, social media content, promotional material, logos, video and other printed and digital materials.

Requirements for applicants:
  • Must be actively enrolled in college, or a recent college graduate (within one year)
  • Must be organized and have a good sense of humor
  • Must have knowledge of graphic design software, including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Must have basic knowledge of design principles, including typography, color theory and page layout
  • Must be available to work up to 20 hours a week
  • Preference is given to those studying a major relating to the internship

All interns are encouraged to seek college credit from their university. Background check fees are the responsibility of the intern. Background checks are $18.80. A stipend will be rewarded to successful interns upon completion of their internship.

2022 Graphic Design Internship Dates

Marketing internships are unavailable at this time.

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

Anyone interested in a Graphic Design Internship will need to send an application, cover letter, professional resume and professional portfolio to Jimmy Young at 500 Edgewood Ave, Akron, Ohio 44307, or email j.young@akronzoo.org.