2017 PG&E and Oakland Zoo Scholars Internship

Seasonal Full-Time Employment

Schedule and Salary

Days: Varies Depending On Track Picked ( Monday -Sunday)

Hours: Varies Depending On Track Picked

Dates: June 22, 2017–August 10, 2017

Notes:

Salary: $12.93

Classification: Non-Exempt

Contact: scoleman@oaklandzoo.org

Application Deadline:

Candidates are required to be a high school graduate or in their first year of college. No older than 25 years of age.

Candidates must be committed to the 8 week program with less than 3 absences. Attendance is vital considering the short length of the program.

Candidates must submit a resume along with a 750 plus character page.
a)Why I would like to be a part of the 2017 PGE Internship.
b)How will this internship help development my strengths and weaknesses?

Due on or before June 5, 2017. Please submit to scoleman@oaklandzoo.org or bring in person to the Oakland Zoo Human Resources department. Late entries will not be accepted.

All candidates are required to obtain a background check. You may pick one up in person or contact Shaunte to have one sent via mail, email or fax for the candidate to fill out and return on or before June 5, 2017 by 2:30pm. Please submit to Shaunte by mail, fax, email ... scoleman@oaklandzoo.org or bring in person to the Oakland Zoo Human Resources department. Late entries will not be accepted.

Waivers

You may pick one up in person or contact Shaunte to have one sent via mail, email or fax to help speed up the process for the candidates picked to intern. Please have each candidate fill out the appropriate waiver and submit with the resume and 750 character page. If over 18 years in age they can sign themselves. If under 18 years of age the waiver must be signed by a parent.

Deadlines

Resume and 750 character page – June 5th, 2017 by 2:30pm
Background check paperwork – June 5th, 2017 by 2:30pm
Waivers – June 5th, 2017 by 2:30pm

Information

We will be holding interviews June 12th and 13th for the chosen top candidates who are selected.
Notification of those chosen to be in the program will be notified by the 16th.
Orientation will be held on June 19thst at 8:30am in the Administration Conference Room.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at any time.

Thanks,

Shaunte Coleman
People Services Coordinator
East Bay Zoological Society (dba Oakland Zoo)
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA 94605
510.632.9525 Ext. 270 FAX 510.746.7175 Cell 510.508.6535
scoleman@oaklandzoo.org
Mon – Fri 8am – 2:30pm

How to Apply

Overview

Business Track Program (Human Resources, Accounting, Operations, Park Services, Development/Fundraising, Membership, Marketing, Strategic Initiatives, and/or General Administrative Support)

The Zoo has a number of departments that are involved in the administration and the Zoo. These departments, as listed above, drive or support revenue streams for the Zoo, establish organizational goals, and help manage the proper execution and achievement of Zoo goals and initiatives. Internships provide practical learning experiences in these administrative and professional fields. A majority of these positions are office-based, though some positions require additional work across Zoo campus and include interfacing with other employees as well as Zoo guests. Specific intern assignments may vary greatly based upon area of placement, but all assignments will require excellent communication skills and the ability to actively support and succeed in a business environment.


Health and Science Program (Conservation, Animal Management and Veterinary Care)

The Health and Science track at the Oakland Zoo includes departments that are concerned with conservation, animal care and the ongoing education of guests regarding conservation education. Internships provide practical learning experiences in ecology, biology, zoology and education. Assignments may vary from one specific project to a broad range of activities, including: facility and habitat maintenance (including yard and grounds upkeep), animal diet preparation, interacting with guests and employees regarding conservation, supporting conservation initiatives within the Zoo, research, waste management and recycling, and general administrative support to various departments.


Land Management Program (Horticulture & Grounds)

The Horticulture and Grounds Departments oversee the physical grounds of the East Bay Zoological Society, and develop and maintain horticultural displays and exhibitions in exterior (and some interior) spaces. Internships provide practical learning experiences in the field of horticulture and grounds keeping. Assignments may vary from one specific project to a broad range of activities, including: general garden and grounds maintenance, landscaping and irrigation, collections management, and pest management.

Responsibilities

 

Candidates/interns in the Zoo’s Business track must possess the following skills or qualifications:

 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Ability to follow instructions accurately, organize information, and demonstrate proper time management and follow-up skills
  • Proper sense of urgency and the ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently; flexibility to changing priorities and urgencies (a can-do attitude is a must!)
  • The ability to work independently or within a team, as needed
  • Ability to work outdoors as needed for extended periods
  • Ability to bend, twist, lift, stand, kneel, sit, walk, bend, stoop and speak regularly and for long periods of time (up to 8 hour shifts)
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • G.E.D. or high school diploma
  • An interest in business (specifically non-profits is a plus); mathematical skills, including accuracy with numbers a huge plus
  • Ability to routine office equipment (including phones, computers, fax machine, etc.)

 

Candidates/interns in the Zoo’s Health and Science track must possess the following skills or qualifications:

 

  • Ability to work outdoors for extended periods
  • Ability to bend, twist, lift, stand, kneel, sit, walk, bend, stoop and speak regularly and for long periods of time (up to 8 hour shifts)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • G.E.D. or high school diploma, as the position requires the regular ability to follow instructions, organize information and prioritize tasks
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively
  • Ability to follow instructions accurately, organize information, and demonstrate proper time management and follow-up skills
  • Proper sense of urgency and the ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently; flexibility to changing priorities and urgencies
  • The ability to work independently or within a team, as needed
  • An interest in conservation issues and/or animal care, and a focus on sustainability and preserving our natural environment
  • Ability to use research materials, and physical aptitude to use small hand tools as needed

 

Candidates/interns in the Zoo’s Land Management track must possess the following skills or qualifications:

 

  • Ability to work outdoors for extended periods
  • Ability to bend, twist, lift, stand, kneel, sit, walk, bend, stoop and speak regularly and for long periods of time (up to 8 hour shifts)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • G.E.D. or high school diploma, as the position requires the regular ability to follow instructions, organize information and prioritize tasks
  • An interest in horticulture, grounds keeping, and/or working in a natural environment
  • Ability to routinely use small hand tools as needed

 

Required Capabilities

 

 


 

Required Education

G.E.D. or high school diploma,


Required Experience

No experience necessary. This internship is designed to gain experience as well as knowledge.

Disclaimer

Please note that this job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and the people or person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of the personnel for this position. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant, and personnel may be required to perform duties beyond this list or outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time or as needed.

How to Apply

P.O. Box 5238

9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605