Indianapolis Zoological Society Internship Profile
- “Work with every aspect of animal care, including working directly with the animals themselves”
- “Interesting and fulfilling”
- Responding interns rated the insight into the industry and potential career paths from this program a 9.55 out of 10.
Industries: Education, Hospitality and Tourism, Nonprofit
Locations: Indianapolis, IN
Number of Interns: 21 - 50, 30 (Summer); 10 (Fall; Spring)
Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid, Unpaid
Length: 6 to 12 weeks, 12 weeks (Summer; Fall; Spring)
Responsibilities: Administrative, Education, Human Resources, Management, Other
The Indianapolis Zoo opened in 1964 and is home to a zoo, an aquarium, and a botanical garden. The zoo welcomes around one million visitors each year. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the American Association of Museums, and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. The zoo is committed to conservation and sustainability through programs that try to protect endangered animals, places, and resources. Its mission is to “[empower] people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.”
The Indianapolis Zoo offers internship in a range of areas, including communications, conservation education, marketing, nonprofit management, and zoo and aquarium sciences. Interns work with zoo staff on assignments relating to conservation, education, research, and recreation.
Early March (Summer); Late July (Fall); Early November (Spring). Candidates should submit an application form, academic transcripts, and recommendations. See website for details.
Open to college juniors and seniors and recent graduates.