Skip Navigation

Career Center Employment Listing:
Internships with Minnesota Zoo


Minnesota Zoo
Apple Valley, MN


Position Duties / Responsibilities

Gain valuable knowledge, skills and work experience as an intern at the Minnesota Zoo!

The Minnesota Zoo offers unpaid internships in many of its divisions.  A MN Zoo internship provides workplace experience and the opportunity to learn about careers in zoology, education, communication, conservation, and public service.

All interns promote the mission of the MN Zoo: To connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife.  College students who are accepted as interns at the Zoo have a unique opportunity to gain practical workplace experience, complete a meaningful independent projected related to their internship placement, and fulfill an academic requirement within their program of study.

Please note: Because the MN Zoo is an agency of the State of Minnesota, all college interns at the Minnesota Zoo MUST be:

  1. Enrolled in an accredited educational institution AND
  2. Completing an internship for academic credit as part of their academic program OR
  3. Completing an internship as a means of fulfilling an academic requirement as part of their academic program

The schedule of internship availability follows that of the post-secondary academic calendar.  Within these parameters, application openings and closing dates, and internship start and end dates may vary.

2019 – 2020 Internship Periods
Fall Semester Internships, 2019: Between September 7, 2019 and December 12, 2019
Spring Semester internship, 2020: Between February 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020
Summer Internships, 2020: Between May 12, 2020 and August 27, 2020
Fall Internships, 2020: Between September 12, 2020 and December 10, 2020

Internships at the MN Zoo are 10, 12, or 13 weeks long. See position descriptions for information about the schedule in each work area.

Check back often for other unpaid internships which may be available in the future!

For more information or list of available internships in multiple majors, please visit: http://mnzoo.org/internships/