Intern at the Zoo

Intern at the Zoo

Do you like to learn something new every day? Do you have a passion for animals and the environment? Do you enjoy being around people who share your passion?  Roger Williams Park Zoo may just be right for you! 

Internship Opportunities
Roger Williams Park Zoo offers a wide variety of internship programs, from veterinary and animal care to education, marketing and public relations, and more.  Our internships are unpaid, but offer valuable hands-on experience.  
Animal Care Internship

Interns participating in the Animal Care Internship are responsible for working directly with the Roger Williams Park Zoo animal care staff while rotating through each animal area. This internship is designed to educate people interested in careers working with animals and in the field of conservation. This is a volunteer position. It is unpaid and there is no housing provided. Accepting applications for Fall 2017, deadline July 1st.

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Our Big Backyard Internship

Interns participating in the Our Big Backyard Internship are valued members of the Big Backyard exhibit team. Our Big Backyard is a space dedicated to encouraging free play and nature exploration in young children. Interns are primarily responsible for conducting visitor studies, as well as observing and facilitating children’s play experiences within the exhibit space. This is a volunteer position. It is unpaid and there is no housing provided.

Closed for the Academic Season.

Conservation Internship 

Interns participating in the Conservation Internship are responsible for working directly with the Roger Williams Park Zoo conservation staff. This internship is designed to educate people interested in careers working in the fields of conservation, research, and citizen science. This is a volunteer position. It is unpaid and there is no housing provided.

Closed for the Academic Season.

Interpretation Internship

Interpretation Interns are primarily responsible for assisting with the development, implementation, and analysis of studies conducted with RWPZ visitors. Working with the Interpretation team within the Zoo’s Education Department, interns will learn valuable skills in the zoo field related to visitor studies, interpretation techniques, and working within a small team environment. This is a volunteer position. It is unpaid and there is no housing provided.

Closed for the Academic Season.

Youth Development Internship

Youth Development Interns are primarily responsible for promoting a positive learning environment for the youth involved in the Zoo’s before school programs, after school programs, and Roots & Shoots Club. Through the observation and facilitation of these programs, interns will learn skills necessary in the youth development field. This is a volunteer position. It is unpaid and there is no housing provided.

Closed for the Academic Season.