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Internships Programs

A Unique Internship Awaits

Explore the Possibilities with an Internship at the Zoo!

The Zoo’s Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for college students to become actively involved in the Zoo’s conservation, research, education and recreation efforts. Interns can enhance their knowledge and experience in various administrative, animal care and education roles.

The application for Fall 2024 is now open.  The following will be needed to apply, application form, cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation and a current (official or unofficial) transcript.

Interns serve 20-40 hours per week for 12 consecutive weeks. Positions are experience-based and are unpaid. The Zoo can provide information to assist with your housing and transportation search. Participants in the Intern Program must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program; we are unable to accept recent graduates.

Intern Application Deadlines

Spring                               Nov. 10
Summer                            March 10
Fall                                   July 10

Applications are available approximately two months prior to the deadline listed above. Please complete the appropriate application for the session in which you are interested in participating. Although it is recommended that all materials be emailed, faxed or postal mailed together, letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the Zoo from their authors. Contact information for where to send completed packets and letters of recommendation is listed on the application form.

Thanks for your interest in the Indianapolis Zoo’s internship program. Please check back later for more information about Spring 2025 internship opportunities.

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