Internships

 

The goal of the Cameron Park Zoo internship experience is to support Zoo Departments and provide pre-professional, experiential learning opportunities for individuals who volunteer their time working towards the Zoo’s mission: to promote awareness and cultural enrichment through education and recreation, to be a survival center for native and exotic species, and an active community partner in economic development through tourism.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Submission of resume with cover letter 
  • Letter of reference from a professor or an advisor
  • Interview with Manager of department your are wishing to intern with
  • Dependable transportation
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Minimum of 240 hours (20+ hours per week, one 8-hour day per week)
  • If you are selected for an internship it is contingent on passing a background check and negative TB test

Spring Internships 

  • Applications will be accepted September 1st-November 1st
  • Interviews will be scheduled during November
  • Selected interns will begin 2nd week of January

Summer Internships 

  • Applications will be accepted February 1st-April 1st
  • Interviews will be scheduled during April
  • Selected interns will begin 2nd week of May

Fall Internships 

  • Applications will be accepted May 1st-July 1st
  • Interviews will be scheduled during July
  • Selected interns will begin 2nd week of September

 Intern Application