Zoo-Park Partnerships Project Intern

Wildlife Restoration Foundation

Remote/Flexible, Remote

Job Type Unpaid
Salary Details Unpaid
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Wildlife Restoration Foundation


 Zoo-Park Partnerships Project Intern

The Zoo-Park Partnerships Project intern is an integral part of the Wildlife Restoration Foundation (WRF) team. Work to build WRF’s organizational capacity, resource base, and impact on America’s park wildlife as you contribute and strengthen your knowledge and skills. Every WRF staff member plays an important part in meeting the WRF mission, which is to increase park wildlife population viability both ex situ and in situ, working closely with National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, Marine Sanctuaries, Forests, zoo and aquarium partners, and park gateway communities. Our goal is to ensure WRF operates effectively and efficiently and generates resources that enable measurable, boots-on-the-ground and fins-in-the-water wildlife conservation results. The ZPP Project intern will complete tasks and deliver outcomes that sustain and grow the Zoo–Park Partnerships (ZPPs) for America’s Keystone Wildlife™ [https://www.wildlifeandparks.org/partnerships-1] (ZPPs) Project. The ZPPs Project Intern will also be responsible for cultivating 10 companies for sponsorship of WRF’s WildlifeLine™ or “I Am Bear Safe” Project, with at least 2 successes during the internship stint.

WRF interns are asked to designate 16 hours a week to WRF and agree to work with WRF for 4 months. The ZPPs Project intern must be a self-starter, ambitious, creative, productive, and dedicated to WRF’s mission. The internship is unpaid, but quality interns will be considered for stipends if selected by WRF to extend their internships to 6 months or longer.


  • Perform duties as assigned by the WRF President and ZPPs Project Coordinator and participate proactively and enthusiastically on the WRF team.
  • Assist in the creation of a digital interactive version of the ZPPs Summary Action Plan.
  • Help advance the ZPPs through partnership documentation, relations, and research.
  • Support the identification of new ZPPs and experience the matching process while adding to the research database for new ZPPs.
  • Assist WRF with needed administrative tasks pertaining to the ZPP project.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject required; Master’s degree/graduate program enrollment ideal.
  • Experience applying technology to solve real-world problems required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Packages.
  • Conservation research/field experience highly desirable.

The Intern will report to Julie Anton Randall, WRF President and Olivia Kramer, ZPPs Project Coordinator. The intern will report weekly hours and results in written form. Hours are flexible within the week, but participation in the biweekly full WRF team meeting by Zoom is required.


Send a short (less than one page) cover letter and a resume with 3 references to wrfinternships2024@gmail.com . Please be certain to put the cover letter and resume/references together in a single PDF and name the electronic file sent in this format: [Date]_ZPPsinternship_[Your Name]. Applications not sent in this manner will not be considered.

Thank you for your interest in being part of the Wildlife Restoration Foundation team.

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Category Admin & Leadership, Wildlife
Tags Zoo