Internships


Internships

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Summer internship applications Have closed. accepting Fall internship applications may 1-july 31.

Application Process

College students or graduates who wish to apply should send a cover letter and resume to the respective party, based on the internship description.

The cover letter should include the following:

  • Which internship period you are applying for (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • Why you are interested in an internship at the Jackson Zoo
  • Where you heard about the intern program
  • What intern opportunities interest you
    • For Animal Care Internships include your first and second choices for animal area: Primates, Hoofstock, Carnivores, Discovery Zoo, Birds.
  • What you would like to gain from an internship

Important Dates

Fall Semester internship

  • All – runs first full week of September through the month of November
  • application due July 31

Spring Semester internship

  • Animal Care Internship- runs first full week of February through the month of April
  • Education Programs Internship – runs first full week of February through the month of May (16 week internship)
  • Conservation Internship – runs first full week of February through the month of May (16 week internship)
  • application due December 31st

Summer internship

  • Animal Care Internship- runs first full week of June through the month of July
  • Education Programs Internship – runs mid-May through mid-August
  • Summer Camp Internship – runs May 23 through July 26
  • Conservation Internship – runs first full week of June through mid-August
  • application due March 31st


Animal Care Department

Animal Care Internship

Description: The Jackson Zoo’s Animal Care Internship is an unpaid, un-benefited professional animal keeping intern position in various animal areas of the Jackson Zoo. Interns will provide animal care and perform husbandry training tasks to a large collection of exotic and domestic animals.

Animal Care Fall/Spring Intern

Animal Care Summer Intern

EDUCATION Department

Education Programs Internship

Description: The Jackson Zoo’s Education Programs Internship is an unpaid, un-benefited professional education intern position in the Jackson Zoo’s Education Department. Interns will provide program development support, teach educational programs, interact with public on grounds, assist with ambassador animal care and training, and assist with events, volunteers, and conservation.

Education Programs Fall/Spring Intern

Education Programs Summer Intern

Conservation Internship

Description: The Jackson Zoo’s Conservation Internship is an unpaid, un-benefited professional intern position in the Jackson Zoo’s Education Department. Interns will provide development help for the Jackson Zoo’s sustainability plan, interact with public on grounds, and assist with conservation events, and volunteers.

Conservation Intern

Administration Department

No internships at this time