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.
If you are interested in applying for an internship at the Maryland Zoo, please complete the application below. Applications for summer 2023 open February 1, 2023 and close February 28, 2023.
The Maryland Zoo veterinary team is responsible for the medical care of the Zoo’s animal collection. Healthy Zoo animals are vital to the Zoo’s mission of conservation, research, education, and recreation. Interns will gain insight into the operations of a zoo veterinary hospital through training, shadowing, and hands-on experiences.
Behavioral observation and management is a key component of animal health and well-being. 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.
Conservation education is a key component in influencing people’s attitudes, emotions, knowledge, and behaviors about wildlife and wild places. Conservation Education Interns will learn how to inspire guests through on-grounds and off-grounds educational experiences at the Zoo. This internship is appropriate for those studying or interested in environmental science, conservation, biology or life science, education, communications, or other related fields.
For questions about internships, please contact the Volunteer Department at 443-552-5266 or internships@marylandzoo.