Have you always wanted an opportunity to work at the Zoo? Do you need to accumulate credit hours for school?
An internship is a great way to gain hands-on experience in an exciting and rewarding setting! We have a variety of unpaid internship positions in almost every department. Our zoo operates at the hands of people from many different backgrounds and professions including Education, Exhibits Design, Marketing, and of course Animal Care! Check out these internships and more in the details below.
Unpaid internships are offered in seasonal terms such as fall, winter, spring, and summer. Applications are posted by term and are only available until the application deadline.
Summer 2022 internships are posted below! New applications may be posted at a later date.
Summer 2022 Term Dates
(May – July) or (June – August)
Priority Application Deadline – April 8
Final Application Deadline - April 30
Summer Orientation Dates (choose 1): May 1, May 16, May 22
(Click on an internship for a full description and to begin the application process)
Ambassador Animal Keeper Internship - Closed for Summer 2022
Animal Health Veterinary Technician Internship - Closed for Summer 2022
Animal Hospital Keeper Internship - Closed for Summer 2022
Animal Nutrition Center Technician Internship - Closed for Summer 2022
Herpetology Keeper Internship - Closed for Summer 2022
Mammal Keeper Internship (Manatee Critical Care Center) - Closed for Summer 2022
Mammal Keeper Internship (African Forest/Wild Florida) - Closed for Summer 2022
Mammal Keeper Internship (Africa) - Closed for Summer 2022
Mammal Keeper Internship (South America/Australia/Asia) - Closed for Summer 2022
Stingray Bay Internship - Closed for Summer 2022
Wildlife Wellness Internship - Closed for Summer 2022
Volunteer Engagement Internship - Closed for Summer 2022
Early Childhood Education Internship - NEW
Summer Zoo Camp Photography/Videography Internship - NEW
Exhibits Art and Design Internship
I.T. Support Internship
Marketing Analytics Internship
Please visit the internship description for the position you are interested in and follow the instructions listed to apply. Please be sure to email a resume and cover letter to the individuals listed on the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review.
If selected for an unpaid internship, there is a $50.00 fee to cover a drug screen, background check, name badge, and t-shirt.
Drug screen and background check must be cleared prior to starting the internship. Please complete these as soon as possible once you have accepted your internship as these components can take time and may delay the start of your internship if not completed. Interns will also be required to attend one of the scheduled orientations listed in the application.