It’s Dirty Work For no Pay, but Zoo Interns Love it Anyway

One minute you’re spraying perfume around the cheetah exhibit. The next, you’re carrying a sedated leopard in for his annual physical, says Joey Golden, a 24-year-old intern from Lincoln. Dozens of students apply for the five coveted internship positions at the zoo each semester, said Diane S. Nahabedian, the director of marketing and public relations for the zoo.



Friday, August 11, 2017


There is no typical workday for an animal-care intern at Roger Williams Park Zoo.