Early Childhood Education Experience for Erikson Students


In partnership with the Erikson Institute located in Chicago, Illinois, the Chicago Zoological Society offers one internship at the Hamill Family Play Zoo each school year to a qualified graduate student interested in Child Development and Play Program Facilitation.

Interested candidates must get the approval and referral from Erikson staff. In addition, prospective students must complete an entire C.E.L.O. application packet as described

Position Description
For details on the position responsibilities and requirements, please click HERE
  • Requirements for Participation
Student must:
  • Be referred to CZS by Erikson staff 
  • Hold a minimum cumulative gpa of 2.5
  • Provide proof of current tetanus immunization (within 10 years) if offered position. This is at the cost of the intern.
  • Submit to a complete background check if offered position.
Application Details
Interested students must complete and submit a full CELO application packet as is noted here. This includes the online application, resume, cover letter, two letters of recommendation from professional references and an unofficial transcript. 

Applications should be sent via any method below:
Fax: 708-688-7304
Email: interns@czs.org (pdf preferred)
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