The Texas Zoo is in the market for hard-working, passionate college students, or recent graduates, that are interested in developing experience in the zoological field. We offer 4 different internships that will allow students to dive deep into the department of their choosing, but will still encompass a variety of positions within the zoo to give the student a well-rounded internship. While none of the internships are paid, they will provide the experience needed for individuals seeking employment within the zoo industry. Housing is not provided, but The Texas Zoo will assist interns in finding affordable housing options.

Animal Health & Welfare

The Animal Health & Welfare Intern will have the opportunity to conduct environmental research on the animals within our collection, assist in the care of clinic animals, create new and exciting programming for the public, and innovate creative enrichment for multiple species. 

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Animal Care

The Animal Care Intern will assist animal care in diet preparation, facility cleaning, feeding, public programs and special events. Interns will also have the ability to take part in training, playtime, and enrichment sessions with animals residing at the zoo.

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Conservation Education

The Conservation Education Intern will assist with all on and off site educational programs, camps, special events, along with the daily care of the education animal collection. Interns will get the chance to develop new programming and informative graphics throughout the park.

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Public Relations & Marketing

The Public Relations & Marketing Intern will assist with the zoo’s online presence, event planning, and media relations. Interns will have the unique opportunity to track and grow emerging social media accounts on multiple platforms, while exploring their creativity in graphic design.

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How To Apply

We are currently accepting applications for summer interns. Interested applicants may send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references to with the internship title in the subject line of email.

Deadline for all summer applications is March 31st 2018. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.