Jobs at Woodland Park Zoo



Internships, externships and job shadowing

Event Internships

Job Shadowing

Veterinary Externships

Vet Technician


Digital Photography


Events Intern


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.


Event Planning and Event Operations Internships

Three internship positions are available annually through Woodland Park Zoo’s Events Department. Generally, interns will participate for a 3-5 month time frame during the late spring through early fall months for approximately 20-40 hours a week. The Event Planning intern will provide the Group Sales Department with administrative planning support for weddings, corporate events and birthday parties. The Event Operations interns will assist in implementation of donor events, ZooTunes concerts, weddings and company picnics. No stipend is available, school credit is required. 

All event internships are filled for the current season at this time.


Fundraising Event Intern

The Development department is currently accepting applications for fundraising event internship positions available mid-April through August.

Fundraising Event Internship Application and Instructions


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

Woodland Park Zoo is currently not accepting veterinary student applications for 2014 and 2015


Veterinary Technician Internship/Externship

Currently there are no intern/externships available.


Zookeeping and Horticulture Internships

We are not able to offer internships in this area.


Digital Photography Internships

Please check back in January 2015 for future offerings of the internship.

Volunteer positions are available annually through the Communications department, reporting to the staff photographer. The digital photography intern will help supplement and maintain the zoo’s photo collection and perform other post-production activities. There will be frequent opportunities for the intern to shoot assignments, assist the zoo’s photographer, work on a longer-term project, and submit their work for publication at the zoo. Subjects for photography at the zoo are wide-ranging and may include plants, animals, concerts, visitors and exhibits. Images made by the intern may be used in on-grounds signage, advertising, multimedia presentations, on our websites, in social media or published in our member magazine.


About Zookeeping

Zookeeper FAQ

About Veterinary Care

About Horticulture


Veterinarians and animal health technicians provide knowledgeable and vital preventive, diagnostic and reparative health care for the more than 1,100 animals at Woodland Park Zoo.

Laboratory and veterinary health technicians combine diagnostic skills with hands-on assistance and care to provide exemplary care for the zoo's animal population.


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


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