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Education Department Internship

Who May Apply

Adults 18 and older

Job Overview

This internship position includes assisting the Zoo Teacher team with education programs at the Zoo. Our exciting education programs offer students a wide variety of fun and interesting topics to learn about, including endangered species, careers in zoos, animal adaptations, Florida wildlife, island animals, and much more!

Duties will include setting up programs, supervising students, assisting Zoo Teachers with program activities, and clean up. As part of assisting the Zoo Teacher team with teaching duties, the internship will also include training to work with program animals in the Education Department.

Interns must be available a minimum of two days a week for five hours.
Accepted interns must submit to drug testing.
Must be 18 years or older.

To Apply:

  • Submit Online Internship Volunteer Application
  • Submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation.
  • Required materials should be submitted in one PDF document.
  • The letter of intent must include: Term for which you are applying. Why you are applying for this internship. What makes you a good candidate for this internship?
  • If the two letters of recommendation must be submitted by the reference; please make sure the applicant’s name appears in the subject line).
  • E-mail all materials to Interns@centralfloridazoo.org by the deadline date.
  • Eligible applicants will be contacted for a phone interview by the Education Department shortly after the application deadline.

Internship Dates and Deadline to Apply:

  • January-April: deadline to apply is November 15th
  • May-August: deadline to apply is March 15th
  • September-December: deadline to apply is July 15th
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