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Zookeeping and Animal Care internships are seprated into categories. Choose the categorie(s) below to apply. Please review the internship requirement priror to completing your application.  

Zookeeping & Animal Care Internship Requirements

Carnivores
Primates
Birds
Animal Kingdom

Zookeeping and Animal Care Internships

  • All applicants must be at least 18 years old as of the internship start date.
  • Pay a one time $20 fee to offset the cost of your Intern uniform shirt, processing your application, name tag, continuing education materials, and social events.
  • All applicants must be a current or recent student in a field related to the desired placement.
  • The minimum time commitment is 200 hours during the semester. Specific hours may be scheduled to meet the needs of both the intern and the department.
  • Interns must complete any necessary training specific to their position.
  • Any applicable university or college credit must be arranged by the student through their institution.
  • All housing and transportation must be arranged by the intern.
  • Animal Care interns are required to provide proof of a negative TB test on their first day.
  • Application due dates are as follows unless the specific position you are interested in states otherwise.
  • All applicants must provide a cover letter, current resume and one letter of recommendation from either a professor or previous employer.
  • Completion of an internship does not guarantee full-time or part-time job placement at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
  • Visitors in 2017
    Visitors in 2017

    240,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2017
    CAMPERS IN 2017

    3000

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400