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The San Antonio Zoo internship program is designed to allow college students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their chosen field. Internships are unpaid* and housing is not provided. However, credit hours may be earned depending on the intern's school policy regarding internships. Interns are required to work for a minimum of 200 hours.
Internships are available throughout the year, but positions are limited and occasionally may not be available. The summer is our busiest time of the year and all applications must be received by the appropriate due date in order to be considered. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Applicants must complete the application online and either email, mail or fax a copy of your current transcript and a letter of intent explaining what you want most out of an internship with the Zoo. Please send these after you have completed the online application. Applications will not be reviewed without a transcript and letter of intent. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
*The Summer Naturalist Intership is the only exception and does provide a small stipend.
College Interns may submit their transcripts and letter of intent by the following methods:
Email: [email protected]
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San Antonio Zoo interns must:
The Education Department is responsible for formal and informal program offerings available for Zoo guests. These include scheduled classes for children, adults, families, school groups, summer camp programming and educational special events. This is a great opportunity for communication, public speaking, education, and drama majors.
The San Antonio Zoo's animal collection includes more than 3,500 animals representing over 750 species. An animal department internship may include experiencing the daily operations of animal care, exhibit maintenance, animal behavior and record keeping. When possible interns will be placed in areas that match their goals and interests.
Animal Departments are organized into 9 different areas:
Development, Human Resources, IT department
Occasionally, positions may become available in these departments.
All internship candidates please apply by clicking the application in the link below.
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