Animals + College Credit = Amazing Zoo Intern Experience

Want to work with animals? You can gain valuable career experience (and have a great time doing it!) as a Houston Zoo intern.


This summer, interns across many departments braved the elements and intense Houston heat, joining our staff in creating an awesome zoo experience for guests while significantly expanding their skill set. Among many opportunities to learn and network, we held our first ever intern-curator luncheon in July, giving interns the opportunity to interact with fourteen leaders from our animal departments and executive team. We were fortunate to have known so many enthusiastic individuals during our busy summer season and wish them well as they return to school or move on to their next adventure.

We met up with Lucy, an intern working with our sea lion team, to hear about her experience as an intern. Here’s what Lucy had to say about her internship.

Fall interns will be arriving in early September and will quickly begin learning a multitude of skills, taught by our incredibly talented employees. Interested in joining our team? Good news! The Volunteer Office, which coordinates the Houston Zoo Internship Program, is accepting applications until October 31st for the 2016 spring session, which begins in January. Opportunities for in-depth experiences are being offered in multiple departments including carnivores, primates, and interactive marketing. Each intern will be provided a training plan to maximize learning and will also be given expert guidance to foster professional development.

Learn more and apply for the Houston Zoo Internship Program.

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