Field Station: Dinosaurs' Intern Program provides valuable on-the-job learning opportunities for students eager to gain professional work experience. The Field Station offers internships in education, marketing, finance, facilities/grounds management, retail management and tourism/hospitality.
Four students will be selected each semester to participate in a 12- to 14-week long, part-time (24 hours per week) internship program. Each intern, with their supervisor, develops a list of learning objectives and goals that they would like to achieve during their internship. In addition to learning the daily operations of the exhibition/attraction business, interns will be assigned a specific project to be completed during their time at the Field Station. Interns maintain a working portfolio, attend required intern events and weekly meetings, and participate in final evaluations.
Interns receive a weekly stipend of $100 to help defray housing and transportation costs. College credit must be arranged in advance through your college or university.
All materials must arrive together and be written in English. Deadlines are:
To apply, submit the following in one complete package:
Internship Application form
Two professional references from individuals who can speak about your background, skills, and your ability to learn
Email application materials to: Internships@fieldstationdinosaurs.com
Or mail materials to:
Field Station: Dinosaurs
365 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Applicants are notified within four weeks after the deadline. Materials submitted become the confidential property of Field Station: Dinosaurs and are not returnable.
Testimonials from past interns
During the Summer of 2012 I was given the incredible opportunity to work at Field Station: Dinosaurs as a marketing intern. FSD provided me with hands on experience that allowed me to develop a deeper understanding of modern marketing trends from grassroots techniques (like handing out fliers at local events, including the Meadowlands Fair, that attract our target audience) to national marketing (like appearing on Good Morning America, a national morning television program on ABC) while emphasizing the importance of both traditional and internet marketing. In addition to helping manage the park's social media presence, I was able to work closely with the marketing director, and directly assist her with any projects she was working on, on a day-to-day basis. I definitely feel as though I’ve grown as employee, both personally and professionally, thanks to this internship. I highly recommend spending your summer at FSD, as you’ll gain a lot of knowledge about your field of interest, meet some friendly, passionate people who want to help you succeed, and will get to spend your summer at dinosaur theme park, which is pretty awesome! - Julia, 2012 Summer Intern Program
My internship experience at Field Station: Dinosaurs was hands down my best work experience ever. From the moment I walked in and got to know everyone, they were able to guide me to develop better working habits as well as ways to be a good manager one day. Just like any job you are nervous about how you will be greeted and are they going to be nice. Everyone was very friendly though. They introduced themselves right away and acted like we knew each other for months. The work load sometimes became intense but they were right there helping out. They always asked if I needed help completing a task or if I had too much on my plate so they can adjust the work load. One amazing part about working at the Field Station was how open they were to my ideas. Never did they say “we don’t want to hear it,” or “we don’t have time to hear it.” They always listened to what you had to say. I will never forget my time there and how much I learned and more importantly how much fun I had doing so. - A.J., 2012 Summer Intern Program