Internship Programs

The application period for Spring 2017 internships has closed.  Please check back in January for information on the Summer 2017 program and application materials.

The Columbian Park Zoo offers a variety of exciting internship opportunities for current college students or recent graduates. All academic majors are encouraged to apply.  

​​​Areas available (varies seasonally):
​      General Exotic Animal Care​      
​      Australia/Americas​     
​      Family Farm​     
​      Landscape/Horticulture​     
​      Marketing/Public Relations
​      Education and Interpretation (includes animal handling)

Summer Internships:  May-August
​      Full-time or Part-time availability
​      Minimum 20 hours per week/15 week commitment required​      
​      Apply: February-March​​​

Fall Internships: August-December​
​      Minimum 15 hours per week/12 week commitment required
​      Apply: March-April

Spring Internships:  January-April
​      Minimum 15 hours per week/12 week commitment required
​      Apply:  October-November

​All internships are unpaid, but provide valuable hands-on learning opportunities. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern. Flexible scheduling available, including weekends, to accommodate most class/work schedules.​