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.
Fall 2022 internships have been posted. Additional internships may be posted at a later date.
Fall 2022 Term Dates
September - November
Applications accepted until positions are filled.
*Fall Orientation Date: September 4th, 10 am - 12:30 pm
*Subject to Change as Needed
(Click on an internship for a full description and to begin the application process)
Ambassador Animal Keeper Internship - Closed for Fall 2022
Animal Health Veterinary Technician Internship - Closed for Fall 2022
Animal Hospital Keeper Internship
Animal Nutrition Center Technician Internship
Herpetology Keeper Internship - Closed for Fall 2022
Mammal Keeper Internship (Africa)
Mammal Keeper Internship (African Forest/Wild Florida)
Mammal Keeper Internship (Manatee Critical Care Center)
Mammal Keeper Internship (South America/Australia/Asia)
Stingray Bay Internship
Animal Wellness Division Internship
Volunteer Engagement 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.