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College & Alumni Internships at San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Zoo’s internship program is designed to allow college students and graduates an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their chosen field.

Please refer to the schedule below for important dates, including application deadlines. Applications are processed 2-3 weeks after the deadline close. If selected, you will be contacted for an interview using the email address provided on your application. 

Intern at San Antonio Zoo
Spring 2024Summer 2024Fall 2024

Application Posted: November 1, 2023 – December 1, 2023
Orientation: January 3, 2024
End Date: April 26, 2024

Application Posted: February 1, 2024 – March 1, 2024
Orientation: May 24, 2024
End Date: August 23, 2024

Application Posted: July 1, 2024 – August 1, 2024
Orientation: August 29, 2024
End date: December 20, 2024

Internships at San Antonio Zoo

  • Internships are unpaid and housing is not provided.
  • Credit hours may be earned depending on the university policy regarding internships.
  • Must be currently enrolled and have successfully completed at least one semester of college.
  • Alumni applications are accepted with a final transcript or degree certificate, within fifteen months of graduation.
  • Interns will be required to log no fewer than 200 service hours per session.
  • Applications are submitted online. The following documents must accompany your application:
      • Cover letter
      • School Transcript (Unofficial transcripts are accepted)
      • Academic and/or professional letter of recommendation, personal references will not be considered.
  • Incomplete internship applications are not considered.
  • A $79 processing fee is due upon acceptance into the program. If needed, please inquire about financial assistance.

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