- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day, Online
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June
- Session Length: Two Months
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Paid Work Experience
- Sub-Categories: STEM, Environmental Science
- Selective: Yes
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: Free
- Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Credit Awarded: No
Interested in science? Concerned about the impact humans are having on wildlife and the earth? Join us this summer as a conservation intern! For 9 weeks, we will be meeting virtually over zoom as well as taking in-person field trips to explore a variety of conservation related topics. This internship is designed to be fast-paced and engaging and is a great opportunity for those who are interested in a career in ecology, conservation, environmental science or any related field.
This internship is designed for teens from demographics that are underrepresented in STEAM fields. These groups include, but are not limited to: people of color, low-income families and those who identify as LGBTQ+. We do ask applicants to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group and ask for a reference that can confirm this.
Interns will be asked to complete a capstone project throughout the 2nd half of the internship that puts into practice some of the concepts/solutions we will be discussing. This process will be guided by Oakland Zoo staff and interns will be expected to submit portions of their project at various points in time to show progress before giving a brief presentation and submitting their final report at the end of the internship. We anticipate the total time commitment for these projects will be around 20 hours in addition to the normal internship meetings.
A maximum stipend of $1,000 will be provided to participants given they adhere to the expectations laid out in the application. The end value of the stipend is dependent on attendance and completion of all assignments.