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.


Thank you for your interest in a Maryland Zoo internship! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoo internships are on hold until Spring 2023.

Veterinary Technician Internship Program

Veterinary Technician interns work alongside our veterinary team to assist with the medical care of the Zoo’s animal collection. Interns help the Zoo achieve its mission by offering support to Zoo vets and vet techs during exams and procedures, cleaning of the hospital, inventory maintenance, observation, and documentation. Please note that applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college pursuing a degree in veterinary technology or have graduated from an accredited program within the last two years (we can make no exceptions to this requirement).

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