The Minnesota Zoo Student Internship Program is designed to provide technical or college level student interns with practical learning experiences and provide the opportunity for interns to consider entering or furthering zoological or public service careers. A student intern must be receiving academic credit from, or be fulfilling an academic requirement of an accredited Institution of Higher Education.

Internships are offered in a variety of program areas. Applications are accepted year-round from junior and senior students. Please see the Application Procedure link below for deadlines. All internships run 10 to 14 weeks, 30 to 40 hours a week, and are unpaid.

All application materials should be sent to the Internship Coordinator by email at
Official transcripts can be emailed or sent by mail to this address: 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124.

Please Review the Application Procedure and Deadline prior to applying.


Zoo Internship Opportunities for 2015:

More internship opportunities 

Education Naturalist
Early Childhood Education Naturalist Internship
External Relations and Public Affairs Internship
Graphic Design Internship
Photography Internship
Recreation Management Internship
Sales & Marketing Internship

Application Procedure and Deadline
Internship Application Form

Internships at the Minnesota Zoo Foundation
AZUL Program Internship

For further information please contact the Human Resources Office at