Zookeeping Apprenticeship Application

Contact Information
Are you a high school graduate or equivalent?
Do you possess a bachelors degree or equivalent?

Professional Reference and Personal Reference

Reference 1

Reference 2

Please select from the following internship area(s): Animal Department or Ambassador Animals

Please answer the following questions with as much information as possible. This will help us to better place you in your desired section.

Please read and answer the following yes or no questions. The answers will not affect your acceptance into the program, but this information allows us to make sure you understand what your duties as an intern will entail.

Do you understand that all apprenticeships are unpaid?
Do you understand that housing may be provided only if available?
Do you have proof of a current negative TB test or are you able to obtain one prior to starting the internship?
Do you understand that most animals at the Lincoln Children's Zoo are wild?
Do you have any allergies?

Please answer the following:

Do you mind contact with diets (worms, mice, fish, etc) or fecal matter?
Do you have issues with being put into situations where you will get dirty?
Have you ever been convicted of a crime?

Terms & Conditions

The Lincoln Children's Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Lincoln Children's Zoo not to discriminate against any applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, age, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran or any other protected trait.

Applicants must be willing and able to provide documentation necessary for background checks.

I understand and certify that: The information given on this form is true and correct; and may be verified by contacting the persons or organizations named in this application, I voluntarily offer my services with a clear understanding that there will be no monetary compensation or promise of future employment with the Lincoln Children's Zoo, I will adhere to the Lincoln Children's Zoo volunteer policies and procedures, I will complete all necessary training for my position and accept ongoing constructive feedback from zoo staff, I will do everything I can to enhance the experience of zoo guests, I will pay a $25 processing fee for my application. All applicants must provide one letter of recommendation from either a professor or previous employer. My typed name below will serve as an electronic signature if I submit this application via e-mail. (required)

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