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Internship at the Zoo

The Montgomery Zoo has an exciting internship opportunity for college students seeking a career in education focusing on animal awareness, conservation and research. Interns will work with our Education Department to gain career experience through hands-on learning opportunities during Summer Camps.

Three full day camps and four half day camps are currently scheduled for 2019.

  • Full Day Camp – 50 hour work week – lunch provided
  • Half Day Camp – 25 hour work week

Note: This internship is offered by the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is experience based only and NOT a paid internship

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have at least 15 quarter or semester hours of college credits
  • Education major
  • Have professor and/or institution approval for full college credit
  • Make a 7 week commitment as an educational volunteer/intern
Applicant Must...
  • Work ALL 7 summer camps- weeks vary from full day (50 hour week) and half day (25 hour week)
  • Be able to work with different age children ranging from 5 to 12 years old and with Zooteens (high school counselors)
  • Adhere to all rules and regulations imposed by the zoo, Mann Museum and the department of education
  • Purchase at least one short sleeve uniform shirt ($27.00) and have name embroidered on all uniform shirts
  • Follow uniform dress codes while in service
  • Have transportation to and from the zoo
To Apply
  • Must meet all requirements
  • Complete Application - Deadline: May 15, 2019 at 4pm
  • Provide two academic references
  • Have school send official transcripts to the Montgomery Zoo Department of Education

Deliver application, academic references, and transcripts to: 
Department of Education, Montgomery Zoo
2301 Coliseum Parkway
Montgomery, Alabama 36110 or fax it to (334) 625-4916

Download Zoo Education Intern Application

Work Environment: While performing the duties, the intern frequently works in outside weather conditions. The intern is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office, or moderately loud while on Zoo grounds.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this internship, the intern is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. The intern is constantly required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The intern is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and walk. The intern must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Philosophy of Live Animal Use in Education Programs

It is the mission of the education department of the Montgomery Zoo to promote awareness, education, preservation, conservation and participation in wildlife and wildlife habitats throughout the world.

The zoo education department provides live animal educational programs and events to stress the importance of conserving wildlife and the habitats where wildlife resides as well as to help prevent the extinction of endangered species through education.

The zoo education department strives to increase interest in science and animal husbandry and to teach students responsibility and respect for our environment.

The zoo education department provides our community with a wide variety of educational resources and prides itself on being stewards of the environment.

The zoo education department’s mission is based on its commitment to deliver accurate information to the public and to promote an increased awareness of the natural world around us.