What's it like to work at Zovargo?
Below are videos and testimonials from our interns talking about their experience at Zovargo.
Vanessa Morgan, Animal Educator, Zovargoian, 2016-Present
Rhittyaa Hang, Digital Media/Marketing, 2017-Present
Zovargo is absolutely a home away from home to me. It’s been over a year now since I’ve moved to San Diego, and during the first few months, I literally knew no one. I was completely by myself. I’m sure we can all relate to moving from a small town to the big city for school or a job. I was extremely fortunate that my academic advisor had recommended me for a Digital Media Internship with Zovargo. As soon as I went into his office, he had pretty much said to me: “This Internship is PERFECT for you.”
Then my story with Zovargo began,
April 2018 will mark my one year working with Zovargo, and I can guarantee you that there have been no regrets. At this point, it is been more than just an internship, or professional development. It has been a compassion that drove me to excel and help spread the message with Zovargo about conservation. Amanda, Larry, and I have seen a magnitude of growth in my already dedicated work ethic, but as well my photography, graphic design, or anything really digital. It didn’t stop there either, I’ve learned so much from going to event to event, at a photographer’s stand point, but as well as a team member of Zovargo.
I can go on, and on about how much I’ve grown just within one year with Zovargo, but honestly the most genuine and dearest thing in my heart that I’ve learned from Amanda and Larry was to do what you love. That will in turn will let you grow into someone that you never thought you could be. I couldn’t have done it without them, and the rest of my Zovargo Family.
So cheers to them, and for the future of Zovargo. If I become an Art Director for National Geographic, or even a Ranger for a National Park. It would not happen if were not been for Amanda, Larry and my Family at Zovargo that got me there. Until then, even after I graduate I’ll still be volunteering with Zovargo, because they taught me,
Do what you love!
Ann-Cathrin Howard, Zovargo Educator, 2018
"After attending my first Zovargo presentation, I knew that I had found the right place to share my passion for animals and the environment.
Working with Team Zovargo – a group of people who are passionate about animals and nature – makes for unforgettable experiences. It was wonderful to be able to learn from one another and to create a bond grounded in the wish to make the world a better place.
Amanda and Larry’s commitment to animal conservation and education, as well as their dedication to the Zovargo ambassadors is second to none. They represent consummate role models for every animal lover and conservationist around. I thank them both for their guidance and support throughout my internship with Zovargo.
During my internship with Zovargo, I had the opportunity to broaden my knowledge about animal handling and husbandry, as well as speak in front of many types of audiences. All in all, Zovargo’s Animal Educator Internship provided a wonderful way to give back to the community and to help others experience the unforgettable human-animal bond that convinces us all to protect nature."
Jennifer Hayward, Content Manager / Administrative Support, 2016-2017
"This internship is a great platform to develop skills required for a career in the animal world! Through presenting, your public speaking skills will grow and you will be trained in animal handling and how to deal with public interaction.
I started with Zovargo around September 2016 and have continued to work with them for more than a year. They initially were offering a 6-month internship – but they are super flexible once this time is up and were kind enough to give me an extension and more responsibilities on different projects. Zovargo are a great company to intern with – they offer a variety of opportunities; from educators to photographers to event planning to admin – if you have a skill set you think you can use well they will give you the platform and are always encouraging with new ideas for Zovargo growth.
Amanda and Larry work so hard to keep Zovargo successful and just seeing the ‘behind the scenes’ of what goes into a small business was really inspiring to me. They have a great model, and it is so important that the driving force behind the company is a true love of animals and ambition to educate the community.
The Zovargo community is great to be involved in – they are a kind hearted, hard working group. As well as getting to know the team during events and presentations – lots of effort is made to hold social occasions outside of work. From birthdays, to the yearly retreat, to seasonal team bonding it is a really fun group to be a part of. I DEFINITELY recommend applying for an internship with Zovargo if you want to develop your experience working with animals and with animal loving people."