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About Indianapolis Zoological Society

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.


Open to college juniors and seniors and recent graduates.

Indianapolis Zoological Society

Kristin Kraemer, Manager, Volunteer Services
Indianapolis Zoological Society
Indianapolis Zoo
1200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Phone: (317) 630-2041


Number of Interns: 21 to 50; 30 (Summer); 10 (Fall; Spring)
Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid; Unpaid
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks; 12 weeks (Summer; Fall; Spring)
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates


Indianapolis, IN