The Education Department at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore offers summer internship opportunities within its archive collection to undergraduate or graduate students working toward a degree in museum studies, archival studies, history, librarianship, library and information studies or other related field. Recent graduates may also be considered. Interns will work under the supervision of the V.P. of Education, Interpretation and Volunteer Programs. Essential Functions • Organize and maintain archival materials; • Add newly acquired items to archival collection; • Monitor the preservation of objects including documents, photographs; and other materials from the Zoo’s 140+ year history; • Create and organize digital copies of archival materials; • Create and maintain database of archival materials
Skill Set Required
• Must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited college pursuing a degree in museum studies, archival studies, history, librarianship, library and information studies or a related field preferred; • Must complete a minimum of 100 hours of work within the selected term, averaging approximately 10-12 hours per week; • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision required; • Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office programs; basic computer skills required; • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk up multiple stairs, and stand for long periods of time is preferred; and • Additional preferred abilities: strong communicator, creative thinker, analytical/strategic thinker.
Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)
museum studies, archival studies, history, librarianship, library and information studies
Summer (Jun - Aug)
Hours per week:
Weekly or twice a week, flexible days, Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.
U.S. Citizen/U.S. National
February 28, 2018
Resume, Cover Letter, Other - school transcript
Students should send resume and cover letter to the internship coordinator listed above.
Materials are accepted electronically.
Students should fill out an application on the following website:
To apply, internship candidates must complete the online Volunteer Application available online at: http://www.marylandzoo.org/support-the-zoo/volunteer/ and submit the following:
• School transcript, official or unofficial, and copies are accepted
• Cover letter explaining the applicant’s:
o Goals and how this internship will help achieve those goals;
o Relevant skills, activities, experience and/or classes;
o School requirements for internship credit (if applicable);
o Start and end dates, and days of availability.
• Application materials may be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Volunteer Department:
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1876 Mansion House Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21217
Interns may be subject to a background check.