Virtually all zoos and aquaria have established internship and volunteer programs. Several are listed on this page.
The AZA website is a
place to go to find internship and job opportunities. http://aza.org
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
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
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
8403 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3314
Internship information: www.aza.org/joblistings/
Testimonial: not available
This internship is also listed under the following headings: