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: Animal Internship, Education Internship, Marketing Internship, Public Zoo Programing Internship, and Event Planning and Operations Internship.

Animal Care Internship

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

Education Internship

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

Marketing Internship

Marketing interns assist our team with writing e-mails, maintaining the Adopt an Animal Program, taking and editing photos, social media outlets and ongoing projects.

Public Zoo 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 Internship

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