Your Name (required)
College or University Information.
Are you a high school graduate or equivalent?
Are you currently enrolled in a college or university? (required)
If YES, what year? (e.g. Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student)
Name/Address of college or university
Name/Address of Faculty Advisor
Major Area of Study
Expected Graduation Date
Are you applying for credit through your college or university?
If YES, how many credits?
Does your school require a report/response from Zoo Staff?
First Reference (Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Phone Number)
Second Reference (Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Phone Number)
Please select from the following internship area(s): Aquarium, Birds, Carnivores, Children's Zoo, Education, Elephants, Herpetology, Hoofed Stock, Houston Toad - Conservation, Interactive Marketing, Marketing, Natural Encounters, Primates, Sea Lions, Special Events
First choice for area of interest: (required)
Second choice for area of interest: (required)
Third choice for area of interest: (required)
Please answer the following questions with as much information as possible. This will help us to better place you in your desired section.
Why do you want to become an intern at the Houston Zoo? (required)
Why do you want to intern with the section you have selected? (required)
What strengths do you have that make you the best internship candidate for the selected area(s)? (required)
How will your previous work experiences help you to succeed in your selected section?
Please read and answer the following yes or no questions. The answers will not affect your acceptance into the program, but this information allows us to make sure you understand what your duties as an intern will entail.
Do you understand that working as an intern is a privilege? (required)
Do you understand that all internships, are unpaid internships? (required)
Do you understand that ALL animals at the Houston Zoo are wild and considered dangerous? (required)
Do you understand that you will not touch any animals in the Zoo other than (possibly) some of the animals in the petting Zoo? (required)
Do you understand you are unlikely to have access behind the scenes other than the area where you are interning? (required)
Please answer the following:
Do you mind contact with diets (worms, mice, fish, etc) or fecal matter? (required)
Do you mind being out in the rain?
Do you have issues with getting dirty or sweaty?
Can you tolerate the heat for extended periods of time?
Are you uncomfortable around any specific type of animal? If so, which one(s)? (required)
How did you hear about the Houston Zoo internship program? (required)
Terms & Conditions
The Houston Zoo, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Houston Zoo, Inc. not to discriminate against any applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, age, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran or any other protected trait.
Applicants must be willing and able to provide documentation necessary for background checks.
I understand and certify that: The information given on this form is true and correct; and may be verified by contacting the persons or organizations named in this application, I voluntarily offer my services with a clear understanding that there will be no monetary compensation or promise of future employment with the Houston Zoo, I will adhere to the Houston Zoo volunteer policies and procedures, I will complete all necessary training for my position and accept ongoing constructive feedback from zoo staff, I will attend required continuing education sessions, I will complete a presentation or culminating project that I will present to the Houston Zoo staff and other interns, I will do everything I can to enhance the experience of zoo guests, I will pay a $45 processing fee for my application. All applicants must provide one letter of recommendation from either a professor or previous employer. My typed name below will serve as an electronic signature if I submit this application via e-mail. (required)
Type your full name below if you agree to the terms and conditions listed above. (required)
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Please upload your Recommendation Letter here:
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