Blank Park Zoo
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Blank Park Zoo Commissary Internship

Click here to download the commissary internship application

Internships are available for college students looking to gain knowledge and experience in animal nutrition.


Description of intern duties & responsibilities:


Assist commissary staff with daily duties.
This includes diet preparation, cleaning, disinfections, and stocking. 
Dedicated intern that is willing be at the Zoo at least two days a week from 8:30 – 4:00pm.

Intern will be responsible for:

  • Showing up on time and when scheduled
  • Learning diet preparation and sanitation practices
  • Cleaning kitchen and feed storage areas
  • Seasonally – assist with garden
  • Reporting any problems to the commissary staff


  • 18 years or older, currently enrolled in college and receiving college credit for the internship.
  • On the first day of orientation interns must provide proof from their university that the internship will be for college credit. A letter from college advisor is acceptable.
  • Preference given to those students studying zoology, ecology, animal nutrition, or related field.
  • Must be a positive, effective team member and be able to establish professional working relationships
  • Successfully complete a background check
  • Capable of lifting 25 lbs.
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Able to cut vegetables & fruit safely
  • Be able to follow detailed directions and ask questions if clarification needed
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Does not mind strong smells
  • Available a minimum: two days week, totaling a maximum of 8 hours per week from, including weekends and holidays.

Click here to download the commissary internship application

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