Virginia Zoo Internship Programs


Animal Services Department Internships
The Virginia Zoo’s Animal Services Department provides college graduates opportunities to intern within the Animal Services department throughout the year. Each internship is a four-month commitment during which interns will be introduced to all aspects of animal care in a Zoo setting. Internships with Animal Services are posted on the AZA website under their Jobs web page each January, May and September. Applications are only accepted through the listed channels on the AZA postings during the times specified. For more information about the Virginia Zoo Animal Services Internships, please email any questions to
Prospective interns applying should:
  • Have a 4-year college degree, a strong interest in all aspects of animal care, and preferably some experience in a zoological setting
  • Be available for a four-month commitment
  • Have reliable transportation to and from the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, VA

Currently, there are no internships available.