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Internship Opportunities

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 Zoo’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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  • Saving reptiles and amphibians
  • Saving Animals From Extinction
  • Culture Builds Florida
  • Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums