Did You Know?
Unlike most cats, Lions are excellent swimmers.
Interested in spending a little time at the Zoo to prepare for your career? Take a look at what we have to offer below. Please make sure you read any documents carefully, and that you qualify for the opportunity.
There are no positions currently available.
Students in their third or fourth (clinical) years of school are encouraged to apply for a 3-6 week preceptorship. There are no pre-veterinary externships available, students have to be in veterinary school or veterinary technology school to perform an externship in the veterinary department.
Zoology, or related field, students in their third or fourth years of school are encouraged to apply for a semester long externship or independent study for credit.
We do one-day job shadows with zookeeping staff for students 13 yrs and older as available, and scheduled in advance. Call (517)483-4222 to arrange.
Job shadows are not available for the veterinary department.
Potter Park Zoo is only 1 of 19 organizations in the world to have an ACZM approved residency program! Read more about it here.