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Internships

Begin Your Career Journey With Us

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is committed to providing quality internship experiences throughout the organization. Our internships have been developed to give interns a realistic, educational experience in areas related to their major area of study and anticipated career path. Interns will receive support from industry professionals that understand the importance of hands-on, educational opportunities for aspiring zoo professionals.

Internships are designed for current college students who have completed sophomore year or who have recently graduated from an accredited college or university. To be considered, all applicants must complete an online application. In addition to completing the application, a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript must be submitted at [email protected]

Applicants may choose to apply for up to three internships. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.


We Offer Internships Throughout The Zoo

ANIMAL CARE INTERNS

Summer Term, May through August.  Applications open in December.

Animal Care internships are designed to provide learning opportunities and practical experience relating to animal care in a zoological setting.  Interns will be provided hands-on opportunities to learn from zookeepers about the many aspects of animal care including managing diets, husbandry, behavior, and training.


Animal Care Internships are available in the following areas:

African Savanna Animal Ambassadors
Elephant Encounter Primates
Rocky Shores Small Animal Building: Desert
Small Animal Building: Temperate Small Animal Building: Tropics

 

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DIVERSITY IN FIELD CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP (Summer)        

Diversity in Field Conservation Internship (Summer) 

The Diversity in the Field intern will work with both our Wildlife Biologist and our Conservation Action Coordinator, with opportunities to shadow in both the animal care and education departments. Focus areas will include; increasing guest awareness of the conservation work conducted by Hogle Zoo, field-work, and Zoo-wide waste management and energy efficiency.

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CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP (Spring or Fall)

Conservation Internship (Spring or Fall Description)

The area of conservation is a multidisciplinary field and this internship, based at Utah’s Hogle Zoo, aims to reflect that. The Conservation Intern will work with both our Utah Conservation Programs Supervisor and our Conservation Action Coordinator, with opportunities to shadow in both the animal care and education departments (COVID dependent). Focus areas will include; increasing guest awareness to the conservation work conducted by Hogle Zoo, field-work, and Zoo-wide waste management and energy efficiency.

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EDUCATION INTERNSHIP  

Education Internship – This internship program is designed to provide learning opportunities and practical experience while gaining valuable knowledge relating to a career in informal education. The Education Intern will assist the Public Programs Coordinator with the daily preparation and facilitation of summer camps, and assist with a wide range of other educational duties.

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SPECIAL EVENTS INTERNSHIP

Special Events Internship – This internship program is designed to provide learning opportunities and practical experience while gaining valuable knowledge relating to a career in Special Events. The Special Events Intern will assist the Special Event Coordinators with the daily preparation and facilitation of revenue- generating public and private events, and assist with a wide range of other event duties.

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GRAPHICS INTERNSHIP

Graphics Internship This internship program is designed to provide project-based learning opportunities and practical experience while gaining valuable knowledge relating to a career in Graphic Design and Print Production. The Graphics Intern will assist the Creative Works Coordinator with the daily preparation and facilitation of graphic design, print production, sign maintenance, and various other art-related projects and duties.

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