Animal Collections Intern

Organization: Children's Zoo at Celebration Square (AZA Member)
Location: Saginaw, MI, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Animal Collections Internship


The Children’s Zoo, an AZA Accredited facility since 2009, is currently offering Animal Collection Internships for the 2013 Zoo season. The Zoo currently houses nearly 160 animals representing 50+ species. Animal Collection Internships offer the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and understanding of what it takes to maintain a vibrant animal collection in a Zoological Park setting. Internships are unpaid positions.

Characteristic Tasks and Responsibilities

• Work with the Zoo’s Keeper staff to gain hands-on experience working with various animals in the Zoo’s collection.

• Provide food, water, and appropriate enrichment.

• Clean and disinfect enclosures.

• Observe animal procedures.

• Participate in educational programs.

• Participate in special event assignments.

• Complete daily paperwork.

• Gain experience in cross-departmental assignments.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Work is outdoors in all weather conditions. Requires lifting fifty pounds or more. Must have the ability to follow verbal and written directions. Internships run mid-May through mid-August.

Contact Information

Send resume with cover letter to:

The Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square

1730 S. Washington Ave.

Saginaw, MI 48601

Fax: (989) 759-1328


(No phone calls please)