INTERNSHIP DATABASE

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US State
Facility
Location
Accreditation
Type of Positions
Housing
Stipend or Paid & Amount
Notes
Alabama
Montgomery Zoo
Montgomery, AL
ZAA
Internships
None
None
Summer internships seem to be summer camp based. Other internships seem to be education based.
Alabama
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Gulf Shore, AL
ZAA
Internships and Seasonal Positions (Paid)
None
Seasonal paid
Internship length 8 weeks; June - Aug. Current college student, minimum 2 semesters completed. Neg TB test, driver's license, familiarity with Microsoft Office, background check.
Alabama
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Dauphin Island, AL
None
Internships and Seasonal Positions (Paid)
Some
Few paid
South of Mobile, AL on the Gulf. Research based. 6-12 month positions.
Alabama
Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham, AL
AZA
Internships and Seasonal Positions (Paid)
None
Seasonal paid
Quartly or bi-quartly internship length. 3-6 month seasonal positions. $45 app fee. TB test, background check, transportation, drug test. 50% food in cafe.
Alaska
Alaska SeaLife Center
Seward, AK
AZA
Internships
Housing available
Alaska
Alaska Zoo
Anchorage, AK
None
Internships and Seasonal Positions (Paid)
None
Seasonal paid
Internship length 12 weeks. Seasonal length 16 weeks. Background check, enrolled/ recent grad, no fees, fieldtrips to surrounding facilties. Alaska is beautiful.
Arizona
Reid Park Zoo
Tuscon, AZ
AZA
Internships
None
None
Fall/ spring semesters 15 week internship (mornings, 2 half days/ week), Summer 10 week internship (mornings, 3 half days/ week), TB test intern's expense, some internships require college enrollment and credit earning, some internships also accept recent grads. Free admission for self and immediate family (groups of 5-7), discounts.
Arizona
Phoenix Zoo
Phoenix, AZ
AZA
Internships and Seasonal Positions (Paid)
None
$12/ hr internships, stipends vary.
Internship length varies; 3 month summer and semester based internships. Seasonal length 6 months. Current college students and recent grads, TB test, background check (Zoo pays if accepted). Occasional field work opportunities. Currently on hiatus due to COVID.
Arizona
OdySea Aquarium
Scottsdale, AZ
AZA
Internships
None
None
Semester based, 3-4 months.