Tracing its roots back 130 years, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore spans close to 140 acres and receives around 350,000 visitors each year. The zoo is one of the oldest in the US and is home to more than 1,500 animals, including birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. It is dedicated to conservation; among its conservation efforts are Project Golden Frog and African black-Footed Penguin research.
The Maryland Zoo hires interns in a variety of capacities, including animal care, aviculture, education, graphic design, group sales, herpetology, horticulture, mammals, management and administration, marketing, public relations, special events, visitor services, and volunteer management. Examples of tasks that interns may perform are assisting animal keepers with cleaning, feeding, and training of animals; compiling behavioral data; and completing reports of findings. Each intern is matched with a particular focus based on his or her education, experience, and professional goals.
Open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors. A GPA of at least 2.8/2.9 is required.
Kristi A. Giles, Manager of Volunteers
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, The
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1876 Mansion House Drive
Baltimore, MD 21217
Number of Interns: Less than 10; 10 (Summer; Fall; Spring)
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks; 12 weeks: May to August (Summer); September to December (Fall); January to
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors