The Blank Park Zoo internship program offers a variety of internships in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.
Animal Care – Ambassador, Avian/Reptile, Aquatics, Carnivore/Pinniped, Large Mammals, Small Mammals
Commissary – animal nutrition and diet preparation
Children & Family Education Program – developing education programs (available Spring & Fall Only)
Internships are open to hard working, motivated candidates who are 18 or older, currently enrolled in college and receiving credit for the internship, and are considering a career in the Zoo field. Internships are nonpaid; housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern.
2022 Intern dates are as follows:
Spring: February 22 - May 1
Summer: May 31 – Aug. 7
Fall: August 30 - November 6
Intern application deadlines:
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1
Fall: July 1
To apply, please send in the following information: Intern Application, Resume, and Cover Letter. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.
Intern applications can be sent to: Christine Eckles, Chief Engagement Officer, 7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern Applications are located on our website: www.blankparkzoo.com