Administration Internships (PR, HR, Volunteer Management, Safety, Education, IA, and Marketing)

Organization: Indianapolis Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Indianapolis, IN, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Administrative positions may be available in the following areas:

Conservation Education

Join our multi-disciplined team of educators, scientists, and conservationists to develop and implement a far-reaching series of programs that will have a measurable, significant and positive impact on wildlife and wild places around the planet, and help transform the City of Indianapolis into a community that embraces environmental stewardship as a core value. Conservation Education Program Interns may assist with education overnights, distance learning and visitor programming.

Human Resources

Looking for some hand-on experience in human resources and non-profit management? This is the internship for you! Human resources interns assist with all aspects of human resources, from recruiting and training to administrative functions. Work closely with the human resources and volunteer services staff in this dynamic setting. Learn about the fast-paced world of human resources in an environment that is one of a kind!

Institutional Advancement

The Institutional Advancement Department creates and implements the Indianapolis Zoo’s fundraising efforts. This internship position will provide a substantial experience in non–profit development and management, grant writing, events planning, researching donor prospects, solicitation strategizing, in addition to gaining valuable office experience working in one of the nation's top ten zoos. Individuals with great attention to detail, previous experience with special events and team players are encouraged to apply.

Marketing/Special Events

The intern will work closely with the Events & Advertising Manager in minor planning of special events and to implement Zoo and Garden advertising plans.

Occupational Safety and Health

The Indianapolis Zoo is dedicated to the elimination of staff and guest injuries and illnesses through the implementation of the Zoo Safety and Health Programs, as well as maintaining compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations. The intern will be asked to help lead this effort through performing safety and health inspections and assessing the grounds for safety and health hazards.

Public Relations

Help promote awareness of the world-class Indianapolis Zoo! Working with the media, the Zoo’s social media strategies, video, press releases, and overall participation in the Zoo’s public relations efforts is a sampling of the adventures that await you as a member of the public relations team.

Volunteer Management

Join this fast-paced department and take part in all aspects of volunteer management. Help recruit, select, train, motivate, and supervise our great group of nearly 600 individuals between the ages of 14 and 95. You will gain administrative and organizational skills, learn about non-profit management, and have fun, too!

To apply visit

Click "employment" then "Zoo internships"

You will need the application, a resume, cover letter, two letters of recommendation, and your transcript (unofficial is acceptable).