Intern at the Zoo

Intern at the Zoo

Do you like to learn something new every day? Do you have a passion for animals and the environment? Do you enjoy being around people who share your passion?  Roger Williams Park Zoo may just be right for you! 

Internship Opportunities
Roger Williams Park Zoo offers a wide variety of internship programs, from veterinary and animal care to education, marketing and public relations, and more.  Our internships are unpaid, but offer valuable hands-on experience.  
Animal Care Internship

Interns participating in the Animal Care Internship are responsible for working directly with the Roger Williams Park Zoo animal care staff while rotating through each animal area. This internship is designed to educate people interested in careers working with animals and in the field of conservation. This is a volunteer position. It is unpaid and there is no housing provided. Now Accepting Applications. Deadline: July 1st

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Our Big Backyard Internship

Interns participating in the Our Big Backyard Internship are valued members of the Big Backyard exhibit team. Our Big Backyard is a space dedicated to encouraging free play and nature exploration in young children. Interns are primarily responsible for conducting visitor studies, as well as observing and facilitating children’s play experiences within the exhibit space. This is a volunteer position. It is unpaid and there is no housing provided. Now Accepting Applications. Fall Application Deadline: July 1st

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NEW! Special Events Survey Internship

The Special Event Survey Intern is responsible for creating and executing visitor and volunteer surveys for Zoobilee and Brew at the Zoo in coordination of Roger Williams Park Zoo senior management and event captains. Interns will practice and build skills when it comes to collecting and analyzing data and surveying populations. This internship is designed to be an introduction to special events and fundraising at non-profit, and to better understand how these events are executed successfully. This is a volunteer position. It is unpaid and there is no housing provided. Now Accepting Applications. Deadline: July 20th

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Conservation Internship 

Conservation interns will have the opportunity to learn and participate in conservation efforts of Frog Watch and American Burying Beetle conservation at Roger Williams Park Zoo with the mentorship of Conservation Director and Manager of Family Programs. This internship is designed to educate people interested in careers working in the fields of conservation, research, and citizen science. The 2018 Conservation Intern will have the unique opportunity to accompany the Director of Conservation on the first American Burying Beetle release on Nantucket since 2006. This is a volunteer position. It is unpaid and there is no housing provided. 

Closed for the Academic Season.

Interpretation Internship

Interpretation Interns are primarily responsible for assisting with the development, implementation, and analysis of studies conducted with RWPZ visitors. Working with the Interpretation team within the Zoo’s Education Department, interns will learn valuable skills in the zoo field related to visitor studies, interpretation techniques, and working within a small team environment. This is a volunteer position. It is unpaid and there is no housing provided.

Closed for the Academic Season.

School Programs Internship

School Programs Interns are primarily responsible for promoting a positive learning environment for the youth involved in the Zoo’s before school programs, after school programs, and Roots & Shoots Club. Through the observation and facilitation of these programs, interns will learn skills necessary in the youth development field. This is a volunteer position. It is unpaid and there is no housing provided.

Closed for the Academic Season.