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

  • Must be 18 years or older at time of internship
  • 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
  • Must be able to work in outdoor conditions heat or cold
  • 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 15th
  • Interviews will be scheduled during November
  • Selected interns will begin 2nd week of January

Summer Internships 

  • Applications will be accepted February 1st- April 20th
  • Interviews will be scheduled during April
  • Selected interns will begin 2nd week of May

Fall Internships 

  • Applications will be accepted June 1st- August 15th
  • Interviews will be scheduled during August
  • Selected interns will begin 2nd week of September

 

 Intern Application

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this a paid position?

All of our internship opportunities are unpaid.

Does the zoo provide housing? 

No, the zoo does not provide housing but can direct you with some resources on short term leasing options: https://www.apartments.com/waco-tx/short-term/