Internships (un-paid)

Social Media Intern:

Description: will be instrumental in increasing our social media presence and getting visibility for the Jackson Zoo. The intern will assist and work closely with the Director of Development and PR.

Responsibilities include: Aggregate and/or create article and video content

  • Communicate exciting social media news (internal and external)
  • Update mobile website and add additional content
  • Schedule video interviews with guests and keepers
  • Distribute content to various websites
  • Monitor and engage on various social media platforms
  • Update website, as needed
  • Track website statistics
  • Perform above tasks and others for projects

Qualifications: Familiar with Twitter, Facebook, WordPress and YouTube

  • Passionate about Social Media
  • Friendly and conversational
  • Must be detail oriented, team player and technologically savvy
  • Must be comfortable with computers, software editing, video cameras

Guidelines: Estimated weekly hours are 10-20 hours per week

  • Minimum 3-month (semester) commitment
  • Intern can work remotely, on his/her own computer
  • Up to two interns at a time

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter to


Education Animal Care Intern

Description:  Will provide animal care and perform husbandry training tasks to a large collection of exotic and domesticate animals within the education department.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Provide daily care to all education animals
  • Keep accurate records for all education animals
  • Perform husbandry training
  • Provide enrichments for animals
  • Interact with guests using education animals


  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and carry 20 pounds
  • Willing to work hands on with an exotic and domestic animal collection
  • Background in animal and wildlife sciences
  • Passionate about wildlife


  • 4 month (semester) commitment
  • Work Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and one Saturday a month

To apply: Please email resume, references and a cover letter to Becky Olthof at