Prácticas remuneradas de ciencia y conservación en el Zoo de Dublin ~

27 de febrero de 2024

Prácticas remuneradas de ciencia y conservación en el Zoo de Dublin

 Dublin Zoo holds the prestigious position of being ‘Ireland’s Number One Fee Paying Family Attraction’ having welcomed in excess of one million visitors each year.

Our purpose is to save wildlife and inspire a passion for nature – one person, one family at a time.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals, with a genuine interest in all aspects of wildlife conservation and research, to join our Conservation and Science Team for a 16-week internship. This diverse internship will provide the opportunity to work alongside our experts and learn about research in an accredited and world-renowned zoo. The intern will gain hands-on experience in a variety of areas, including:

  • Observing animal behaviour, recording and analysing data, preparation of reports and scientific publications, and science communication.
  • Interns will assist zoo staff in the preparation and running of conservation and science events, including, but not limited to, public lectures, seminars and workshops.
  • Interns will gain experience in the professional dissemination of scientific findings, and may be asked to represent Dublin Zoo at national and international conferences.
  • Interns will have to opportunity to work alongside staff as part of Dublin Zoo’s IUCN Centre for Species Survival, including undertaking IUCN Red List training.
  • Interns may be asked to assist zoo staff with the curation and recording of animal data in the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS).
  • Interns will apply the skills they have learnt and complete an independent research project during their programme, in collaboration with the animal care team, to improve our understanding of wildlife conservation and/or animal management.

The successful candidate must be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a relevant third-level programme (e.g., Zoology or Animal Science). Previous experience collecting, and analysing, animal behaviour data is desirable, but not required. Interns will be expected to partake in all conservation and science duties as required.

This is a full-time position, and hours of attendance are from 9.00am to 5.00pm daily (Monday – Friday). Attendance on weekends, bank holidays etc. may be required occasionally, depending on the needs of the Conservation and Science Team. Internships are a maximum of 16 weeks duration (including 7 days annual leave), commencing between April and July 2023 (dates are flexible). The rate of pay is €12.85 per hour.

Applications should be made via the Dublin Zoo website (quoting ‘Internship’ in the subject/message bar).

Closing date is Friday 15th March 2024 at 2pm. Interviews will take place week commencing 25th March 2024.

Dublin Zoo is an equal opportunities employer

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