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.​

We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2018 Internships.  The deadline to submit the completed application packet is 5pm on November 10, 2017.  For questions or additional information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Spence at 765-807-1558 or

To download a Spring 2018 Internship application click here.