Potter Park Zoo offers unpaid internships for college credit in animal related fields as well as those interested in education, hospitality, and marketing.


Animal Care Internship

Those seeking animal related internships are asked to read Potter Park Zoo’s animal care internship description and requirements. 

Please submit your application here.


Summer Application Deadline: April 1st 

Fall Application Deadline: August 1st 

Spring Application Deadline: November 15th





Education Internship

The Potter Park Zoo Education Department is offering a limited number of unpaid full and part-time internships. Duties may include developing programs and/or activities under the guidance of education department staff, research, data entry, and additional department projects as assigned. For interns that qualify, there may be some occasional paid opportunities to serve as hosts for overnights or working with our Zookambi summer camp program.

Please Note: Education Department Interns do not participate in animal husbandry, nor do they have contact with exhibit animals. However, interns will have the opportunity to gain experience handling education animals.

Please submit your application here and send resume and cover letter electronically to:


Media & Design Internship

New this year! Click here to see description and requirements.

How to Apply:

1) Click here to submit your online application.

2) Please email a cover letter, resume, online portfolio (including photo, video and graphic design if applicable) and writing sample (if applicable) to

Your application will not be complete until both requirements are complete.

Fall 2018 Application Deadline: Sept. 15, 2018

Horticulture Internship

New this year! Click here to see the brochure on this amazing new opportunity!


Deadline: No longer accepting applications

Please submit your application here.

Submit resumes and cover letters to Megan Weidman at by March 31, 2018 to be considered for the Summer 2018 semester. Interviews to follow in early April.


Hospitality Internship

New this year! Click here to see the brochure on this amazing new opportunity!


Please submit your application by emailing a cover letter, resume and writing sample to with the subject line “Hospitality Internship Application”

Summer 2018 Application Deadline: April 30, 2018