ANIMAL SERVICES – Zoo keeper interships

Interns in the Animal Services department should be motivated individuals interested in pursuing a career as a Zoo Keeper. While working with our Africa, Asia, Birds/Australia, Program Animal, Reptile, ZooFarm/North America, or Animal Wellness teams, interns will learn all aspects of animal care and management, as well as a working knowledge of applied behavioral management.

Learn more about each area of the Animal Services internships and how to apply by clicking HERE.

behavioral observation internship

The Behavioral Observation intern will work with staff to observe zoo animals and provide observational data that will contribute to the evaluation and assessment of behavior and welfare of the Zoo’s animals. The intern will learn about conducting, recording, and evaluating behavioral observations for a variety of species.

Learn more about the internship and how to apply by clicking HERE.

Teen Programs Internship

Are you interested in helping inspire the next generation of environmental stewards? Then the Teen Programs Internship is for you! The intern will train and supervise teen volunteers, inspire guests to care for the environment, and learn valuable management skills.

Spring Session – Application deadline is January 15

Summer Session – Application deadline is April 15

Fall Session – Application deadline is August 15


Education Department Internship

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to teach conservation in an informal setting? Explore the many facets of environmental education at the Zoo: from field trip programs, Safari Camps, visitor programs, and more! The intern will build skills in program development, public speaking, and interpretation while learning about environmental issues and conservation education techniques used by zoo and aquarium professionals.

Winter Session – Application deadline is December 1

Spring Session – Application deadline is December 1


Summer Safari Camp Internship

Do you want to spend your summer break connecting children to the natural world? The Summer Safari Camp Intern will help to develop, create, and facilitate camp programs for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Along the way, they will be introduced to a variety of conservation issues and learn how to promote environmental stewardship in youth.

Application deadline is April 1


Volunteer Management Internship

Are you looking to gain valuable management experience in a fun and dynamic setting? The Volunteer Management Intern will help recruit, interview, train, and supervise volunteers, while also learning about important environmental and conservation issues.

Spring Session – Application deadline is December 1

Fall Session – Application deadline is August 1