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, spring, and summer. Applications are posted by term.
Summer 2023 Applications Are Now Closed!
March 15th Application Deadline for Priority Consideration
Summer 2023 Term Dates
May - July/August* - dates are flexible depending upon need
Please visit the internship description for the position you are interested in and follow the instructions listed to apply. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. If selected for an unpaid internship, there is a $60.00 fee to cover a drug screen, name badge, t-shirt and processing.
Drug screen and background check must be cleared prior to starting the internship. Internship positions are conditional upon successful completion of these screenings. 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 orientation prior to their start date.
Animal Care and Support Internships:
The application process for animal care internships has been simplified! Click the link to begin your application and view descriptions of all areas. You will submit one application for consideration in all animal care areas of the zoo. Rank your most desired areas first to least desired areas last.
Animal Care and Support Internship
OTHER INTERNSHIP AREAS:
Animal Nutrition Center Internship
Wellness Division Research Assistant Internship
Animal Health Veterinary Technician Internship
Education and Operational Support Internships:
Outreach - Education Programs Internship
Volunteer Engagement Internship - Coming soon!
Education Programs Internship - Coming soon!
W.I.L.D. Teen Program Education Internship - Coming soon!