Zoo Internships

Internships are only for college-level students who are studying biological sciences, education, communication, or a related field. For volunteer positions, see the Volunteer page.

  1. Education Department Interns
  2. Animal Department Interns

Education Department Interns-Closed

Internships provide college students or recent graduates practical experience in a zoological environment while gaining valuable knowledge related to his/her career goals. This exciting and challenging atmosphere offers you the opportunity to supplement and apply your classroom knowledge. All positions are unpaid.


Interns must have completed at least 2 years of a college degree program in education, biology, zoology or a related field. All interns must have excellent communication skills, enjoy working with all ages especially children, and animals as well. Each intern must be self-motivated, prompt, energetic, creative, and have the ability to work in a team environment.


Interns are accepted each academic session including summer sessions. Each intern will go through an internship training which includes animal handling and safety training. Internships are unpaid, last a period of 3 months and require at least 8 hours per week. Summer internships last 10 weeks and may require 20-25 hours per week.

Application Deadline

Applications for the spring semester must be received by December 1. Summer semester applications must be received by February 15. Fall semester applications must be received by June 1. Applications received by the deadline will be reviewed and interviews scheduled. Candidates will be advised of their selection within 30 days of the application deadline. See below for application information.