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
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.
2023 Intern dates are as follows:
Spring: February 25 - May 6
Summer: May 24 – August 2
Fall: August 26 - November 5
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