Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

View All Rates ›

Blank Park Zoo Conservation Internship

Click here to download the conservation internship application

Internship is available to college students looking to gain knowledge and experience developing conservation programs.

2019 Intern dates are as follows:  Application Deadlines:
Spring: Jan. 19 – May 3, 2019 Spring: Nov. 1
Summer: May 22 – Aug. 9, 2019 Summer: Mar. 1
Fall: Aug.29 – Dec. 6, 2019 Fall: July 1

Conservation Interns will assist with the general wildlife conservation tasks, while learning about various conservation principles including (but not limited to) the following:

  • In-situ conservation (in the wild)
  • Ex-situ conservation (within zoos)
  • Conservation messaging to various audiences
  • International wildlife conservation organizations
  • Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation (ZACC)
  • Conservation fundraising
  • Green zoo operations
  • Conservation education
  • Conservation marketing, social media
  • Event planning
  • Pollinator conservation
  • Local & Exotic Animal Conservation Projects


  • 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.
  • Capable of lifting 50 lbs.
  • Willing and able to work in all weather conditions
  • Available to work 8-16 hours per week, Monday – Friday,
  • Experience with Publisher and Excel preferred, but not required
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking
  • Must have excellent writing skills
  • Select and execute a project with the help of the Director of Conservation & Research, presented at the completion of the internship. The project will be designed around a topic of the intern’s interests.

Click here to download the conservation internship application

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