The externships are unpaid and last about 6 weeks or more. Externs will have the opportunity to learn how the zoo operates and receive hands-on experience in the care of zoo animals. Externs work about 15 hours per week and must be at least 18 years old to apply.
Teachers will have the opportunity to work with professionals at various businesses and organizations throughout Iowa. Some of the participating businesses have included Boehringer-Ingelheim, John Deere, Lennox, Monsanto, Pella, Principal Financial, Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, various zoos, and many others.