Support the Zoo

College Internships


The Maryland Zoo is committed to developing the next generation of wildlife, hospitality, and business professionals.  Internships give students the opportunity to gain college credit for supervised work and learning experiences, while introducing them to professional skills and responsibilities in a career field of interest. Internship opportunities exist in a variety of departments throughout The Zoo.  While specific opportunities can vary throughout the year, typical internships available include: Animal Behavior and Training, Animal Keeper, Veterinarian Technician, Graphic Design, Public Relations, New Media and Visual Communications, Education Instructor, and Volunteer Management. In order to maintain the highest level of quality in our internships, we offer a limited number of openings per semester, and the competition can be intense


Internship candidates must complete the basic volunteer application (online intern application) and submit the following: a current school transcript, a resume, and cover letter explaining (1) your goals and how this internship will help you to achieve those goals, (2) skills, activities, experience and/or classes that are relevant to this internship, and (3) your school’s requirements for internship credit, and start and end dates of your availability.

Completed application packets may be emailed to, faxed to 443-320-9032, or mailed to:

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

c/o Volunteer Department

1876 Mansion House Drive

Baltimore, MD 21217


To inquire about internships for college level academic credit, please contact the Volunteer Department at 443-552-5266 or


Adult volunteering

Teen volunteer programs

Group service projects

One-time volunteering