Engaging Youth in Conservation Research
The Malott Family Research Apprenticeship Program provides Chicago-area high school students the opportunity work alongside zoo researchers and engage in authentic scientific research. This is an eight-week paid apprenticeship which takes place from late June through mid-August. During the program, apprentices will work with researchers in one of the zoo’s science centers. Apprentices working with the Urban Wildlife Institute, will mostly conduct field-based research, while apprentices working with the Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology, will mostly conduct lab-based research. Past participants have helped scientists with a variety of different research projects, including biodiversity monitoring at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Nature Boardwalk and hormone analysis of animals at the zoo to measure stress and reproductive levels. Program Details As apprentices, participating youth will learn more about this career path while gaining experience in conservation research activities. The program will provide apprentices with support to fully integrate the experience into their academic goals, career plans and areas of personal strength.
As apprentices, participating youth will learn more about this career path while gaining experience in conservation research activities. The program will provide apprentices with support to fully integrate the experience into their academic goals, career plans and areas of personal strength.
Requirements for eligibility:
Compensation and time commitment: Hourly pay/8 weeks during the summer.
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How to Apply
The application deadline for summer 2017 teen programs is March 31. Submit your online application here.
To submit your application, you will need to create a Slideroom account. Please use an email address that you check frequently, as all communication about your application will be sent to that address.
Compensation and Time Commitment
Interns will be compensated on a biweekly basis at an hourly rate during internship, including training. The program will run Monday through Friday from June 26–August 19. Dates are subject to minor change. Interns must be available for all training and work dates to be eligible for participation.
The Research Apprenticeship Program is made possible through the generous support of the Malott Family Foundation.
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