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Zoological Public Relations/Marketing Intern

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Company/Organization: The Texas Zoo


The Texas Zoo is a zoological institution located in Victoria, Texas and serves South Texas as a leader in conservation education. This internship is designed for college students, or recenly graduated students pursuing careers in Nonprofit Public Relations/Marketing, event and program planning or related field. The Texas Zoo is seeking an Intern to assist with the zoo’s online presence and event planning. Applicants must have reliable transportation and provide their own housing. The Texas Zoo internships are unpaid. If college credits are desired, it is solely the student’s responsibility to coordinate through their academic institution to receive credits. Students requesting to conduct a special project during the internship must submit a proposal to be considered for approval.

Selected applicants will assist with all functions of the Public Relations/Marketing Department of The Texas Zoo. Intern duties will include but are not limited to:
Supporting the Program Manager to curate & create daily content that builds meaningful connections and encourages follower engagement through social media
Research new social techniques, platforms and trends
Distributing event information and promotional materials across multiple online channels and public event calendars
Staying up to date on platform posting guidelines
Assist with the planning, promotion, and execution of events, programs and services
Website Administration

Learning Outcomes:

Experience in event planning and promotion
Experience in graphic design
Further developing creative abilities
Knowledge/experience in wildlife conservation issues
Experience working with various software platforms

Work Environment
The schedule for this internship may include weekends, evenings and holidays. This position at times may include a high degree of public interaction with zoo guests of all ages.


Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must be able to commit to a minimum of 20/hrs a week, but prefer 40 hrs/week
Must be available for 12-17weeks
Must be a current student (undergraduate or graduate), or recent graduate
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Must be a reliable, motivated self-starter
Practical experience in Adobe Creative Suite
Working knowledge of the following social media platforms:
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Snapchat


20-40 hrs/week


12-17 weeks

Start Date:


End Date:

12/24/17, May

December 20, 2017
PR    public  relations    marketing    zoo 
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