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Jobs at Woodland Park Zoo



Internships, externships and job shadowing

Hundreds of individuals contact Woodland Park Zoo every year asking about the possibility of internships or job shadowing in zoo keeping, animal health veterinary work, horticulture and other vocations. Due to the volume of requests, staffing and space limitations, we ordinarily are unable to honor most requests. However, intern opportunities occasionally arise in several areas.


Available internships

To find an available internship, look for unpaid positions listed on our Jobs page.

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Job Shadowing

We are not able to coordinate job shadow requests due to the volume of requests, scheduling difficulties and safety issues. For more information, visit the Zoo Careers section of our website. Occasionally, keepers are able to complete email interviews about their vocations. Please contact to request an email interview.


Veterinary Externships and Veterinary Technician Internship/Externship

Woodland Park Zoo is currently not accepting veterinary student applications. 


For general questions and additional information, please contact For more information about volunteering opportunities, visit the Volunteer section.