Internship Opportunities

Animal Nutrition Internship

Who May Apply: 18 Years and Older

Interns will have the opportunity to construct animal diets, learn to determine animal diets, problem solve in the case of tricky nutrition cases, quality control testing, volunteer management and keeping track of inventory and ordering items needed by the Nutrition Center and throughout the zoo.

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Animal Department Internship

Who May Apply: Adults 18 and older

Animal Department Interns work alongside our Animal Care Specialists as they learn about animal husbandry, behavior, dietary requirements, operant conditioning training, enrichment, animal restraint, and species management.

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Veterinary Department Internship

Who May Apply: Adults 18 and Older

Interns will work alongside the Veterinary Services Department staff and observe animal exams on a variety of species, learn animal handling and restraint skills as applied to different species, assist with exams, laboratory testing, and various procedures.

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Veterinary Department Externship

Who May Apply: Adults 18 and older

Under the guidance of CFZBG’s veterinary staff, veterinary student externs will participate in daily medical rounds of the Zoo’s animals, while having the opportunity to practice making diagnoses and offering treatment recommendations.

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Education Department Internship

Who May Apply: Adults 18 and older

This internship position includes assisting the Zoo Teacher team with education programs at the Zoo.

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Events Internship

Who May Apply: Adults 18 and older

Event Interns work with the Events Manager and the Sales and Events Coordinator at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens to assist with private and special event planning and execution and to assist in developing event marketing materials.

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