Join us for a semester as an intern!

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.

  • 2024 Spring Internships: Deadline to apply is November 30
  • 2024 Summer Internships: Deadline to apply is December 30

Internships Offered

Animal Behavior Internship

Animal behavior interns will observe a variety of species across the Zoo and collect data that will tell us what an animal is doing and where the animal is doing it. The data collected can then be used by animal care professionals to better understand the animal’s well-being, and to aid them in making evidence-based decisions regarding their care.

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Veterinary Technician Internship

Vet tech interns will gain insight into the operations of a zoo veterinary hospital through training, shadowing and hands-on experiences.

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Please note: Internships are unpaid, and there is no reimbursement for transportation or housing.

For questions about internships, please contact the Volunteer Department at 443-552-5266 or