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/12 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.​

The Spring 2018 application period is now closed. For questions or additional information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Spence at 765-807-1558 or