Interested in a wildly unique internship opportunity?

become a keeper intern!

The Internship Program at The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center provides an array of opportunities for college students to acquire hands-on experience working with exotic and indigenous animal species. Interns work closely with the animal care staff, our Education Department, adult volunteers, and Crew-In-Training. Interns will assist in education programs and workshops in collaboration with the Education Department.

High School and College Internships

Unpaid internships are offered for spring, summer and fall semesters. Get hands-on familiarity in working with a variety of animals and guidance in conducting a project of your choice. We work in conjunction with school supervisors to provide a meaningful customized experience. 

The Internship Program at The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center provides an array of opportunities for college students to acquire hands-on experience working with exotic and indigenous animal species. The Zoo provides opportunities to conduct research and field studies, gives practical experience in developing new research methods and helps students delvelop communication skills.

Interns work closely with the animal care staff, our Education Department, adult volunteers, and Crew-in-Training. Interns may conduct educational programs and workshops in collaboration with the Education Department while they gain confidence through public speaking.

* All interns must be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship program.

Application Procedure

Please fill out the application and submit it to fpzinternvolunteercoordinator@gmail.com at least four weeks prior to the start of the semester you are requesting to intern.

An interview is required before acceptance into the program. Our Intern Coordinator will reach out via email or phone to schedule an interview with you prior to your intended semester of participaton. 

 

 

 

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