Teen Experiences and Job Shadowing
Lincoln Park Zoo offers a variety of summer programs geared specifically to teens! Interested in conducting research? Ever wondered what it’s like to work at a zoo? Enjoy teaching others? The following programs cover all these interests. Compensation and time commitment vary by program.
Malott Family Zoo Intern Program
Research Apprenticeship Program
Camp Teen Volunteer
Applications and supplemental materials are due by April 17, 2015, for the summer 2015 season. Please note that you will not be able to save your application and return to edit it on the system. Because of this, prepare your three essays before beginning the application.
Teen Programs Essay Questions
Please prepare these essays before beginning each application. Each response must be at least 200 words.
Why are you a good candidate for the program(s) you are applying for? (If you are interested in multiple programs, please mention each of them in your essay.)
How will this experience at Lincoln Park Zoo help you further your academic or career goals?
- If you could invent something to help the planet, what would it be and why?
Two letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted separately from the online application form. A letter of recommendation cover sheet will need to be completed for both letters. The cover sheet can be found here.
If you have previously applied and need further assistance, please contact the education programs assistant at 312-742-2056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to learn more before you apply? Attend one of the free, upcoming info sessions listed below! Former participants and program facilitators will be present to answer your questions.
Thursday, February 26, 4–5:30 p.m.
Back of the Yards Library
2111 W. 47th Street
Tuesday, March 3, 4–5:30 p.m.
YOUmedia Space, Harold Washington Library
400 S. State Street
Monday, March 9, 4:30–6 p.m.
Rudy Lozano Library Branch
1805 S. Loomis Street
Saturday, March 14, 1–3 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo, Judy Keller Education Center
Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton Parkway
Wednesday, March 18, 4–5:30 p.m.
Richard M. Daley Library Branch
733 N. Kedzie Avenue
Saturday, March 21, 1–2:30 p.m.
Bessie Coleman Library Branch
731 E. 63rd Street
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