Association of Zoos & Aquariums


Virtually all zoos and aquaria have established internship and volunteer programs.  Several are listed on this page.

The AZA website is a good place to go to find internship and job opportunities. .

Many AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums offer internships designed to provide practical experience. You can search for current internships in AZA's Job Listings.  You can also contact specific zoos or aquariums for internship opportunities.  Here's a list of AZA-accredited institutions.

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums website also provides a wealth of information on careers in zoos and aquariums, types of jobs, and resources under Education, then Careers in Zoos and Aquarium:

Even if an AZA member does not list internships you'll be given contact information you can use to inquire about creating your own internship.  (see ideas for direct contact under the "Resources and Strategies ..." link in the main index. )

Association of Zoos & Aquariums
8403 Colesville Rd.
Suite 710
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3314
Phone: 301-562-0777
Fax: 301-562-0888

Internship information:
Testimonial: not available
This internship is also listed under the following headings: