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You may notice some empty bird and pig/hog habitats, as well as altered programming, as we take precautions for the time being to protect our animals against cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) that has been reported within 50 miles. We hope you understand, and we apologize for any disruption in your visit.

Internship Programs

College Internship Program

The Dallas Zoo College Internship Program provides a learning opportunity for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited college/university in the United States. Interns become actively involved in the Zoo’s animal care departments, conservation/research efforts, operations, and/or administrative positions.

Interns work 20-40 hours per week for a maximum of 12 weeks. Each placement is designed to help the intern gain experience related to their education. Most internship positions are unpaid. The Zoo does not provide transportation, housing or a stipend.

All interns will be required to complete an educational project, participate in at least one service learning project, and attend professional development sessions designed especially for Dallas Zoo interns.

The Dallas Zoo Volunteer Services Department will work with students / schools to document internship experience needed to gain university/college credit.

Internship Job Posting and Deadline Schedule:

  1. Summer Semester (May-August) – Applications Deadline: April 1
  2. Fall Semester (September-December) – Applications Deadline: August 1
  3. Spring Semester (January-April) – Applications Deadline: December 1

How to Apply

Candidates are encouraged to apply early. Due to the high volume of applications received, you will be contacted only if you are considered for an interview.

Visit our careers page to search for openings!

Please contact the Dallas Zoo Volunteer Services Department for additional information or questions:

Periodically, Internships may remain open past the deadline.