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Internship Application Form

Thank you for your interest! This application form is for a General Internship in either animal care or non-animal care at the Houston Zoo. If you are applying for other intern opportunities, return to the internship webpage and use the alternate application links provided (vet research and Collegiate Conservation Program are different applications).

  • College or University Information

  • References

  • Areas of Interest - IF you are only interested in one area, select that area for all three choices. Otherwise, please select from the following the options.

  • General Information

    Please answer the following questions with as much information as possible. This will help us to better place you in your desired section.
  • Additional Information

    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.
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  • Terms and 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.

    If accepted into the internship program, participants must comply with Houston Zoo appearance standards and avoid visible tattoos on the face, neck or hands.
  • If preferred, recommendation letters may be emailed directly to with "HZ internship recommendation letter" in the subject line; please upload a placeholder document indicating this option. Remind references to send this document before the application deadline or you will not be considered further. Applicant name must be referenced in the letter. One of your references may be the same as the person writing the letter.
  • Next Steps

    After submitting your application you should receive an automated reply email. If you do not get this email, your application was not submitted successfully (be sure to check your spam email folder). Please visit for updates on the application review timeline.
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