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.

Semester Application Deadline
Summer March 31, 2022
Fall Aug. 1, 2021
Spring Dec. 1, 2021

Applicants are encouraged to apply throughout the year for the semester they wish to attend. Please note in your email what semester you are applying for. Start and end dates are extremely flexible, so do not hesitate to apply!

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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Wildlife 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.