Elmwood Park Zoo offers exciting and unique internship opportunities that help students and recent graduates reach a range of academic and professional goals. Internship positions are available from a variety of groups at the zoo including: Zookeeper Internship, Education Ambassador Care Internship, Conservation Education Engagement, Marketing Internship, Public Zoo Programing Internship, and Event Planning and Operations Internship.


The zoo keeper internship provides an opportunity for college students or recent graduates to explore the realities of a career working with animals.

Ambassador Care

Our ambassador care internship allows you the opportunity to get hands-on experience caring for our education animals animals and providing an educational experience for our guests.

Conservation Education Internship

Interns will work side-by-side with educators in the zoo developing lesson plans, activities,  and interactive teaching tools.

Guest Engagement & Programming Internship

Interns will work closely with our Guest Services team as they learn what steps are needed to put on an event at the zoo including setup/breakdown, planning, and more.

Event Planning
& Operations

This intern will be responsible for assisting in the booking and successful production of private events (weddings, bridal/baby showers, birthday parties, fundraisers, etc.)


This internship will provide interns with valuable experience with a variety of species from the zoo’s varied Education Collection in the Harmony Hideaway exhibit including our sloth, parrots, corvids, waterfowl, herptiles, etc.