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Zoo Miami

Sales and Events Internship

The Sales and Events Team is currently seeking applicants who desire a career in Hospitality Management and Tourism. Zoo Miami caters to approximately one million guests annually. The interns will not only be exposed to the daily tasks of the Sales and Events team by working in their sections but they will also be educated in the areas of park operations. It is our goal to offer a dynamic internship to individuals who have chosen a career in Hospitality and Tourism and would like to gain firsthand experience in an attraction/ zoo setting.

Zoo Miami is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida, and the only tropical zoo in the continental United States.  Today, Zoo Miami occupies almost 750 acres (340 developed), and is home to over 3,000 animals representing more than 400 different species. We are proud to be active in many global wildlife and environmental conservation initiatives and are currently involved in over 36 projects taking place on six continents.  We are experiencing an exciting time of advancement that will focus on five strategic priorities: Animal Well Being, Conservation and Stewardship, Guest Experience, Financial Strength, and Performance Excellence. 

Description: The internship at Zoo Miami is designed for college students or recent graduates interested in Sales, Events and park operation. This internship is unpaid. Interns must commit to a minimum of 320 hours over a 16-week period including but not limited to weekends and holidays.  


  • Group check-in
  • Clerical office work
  • Assist in execution of events
  • Meet with at least five different zoo divisions
  • Participate in lectures on customer service, park operations, etc.


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be currently enrolled in college or recent college graduate
  • Must provide cover letter, resume and college transcripts
  • Must provide professional and/or academic references
  • Must be able to afford housing, food and transportation to Zoo Miami
  • Must have good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs and be in good physical condition
  • Must submit to background check and fingerprint screening at designated county facility

Although this internship will better equip individuals for a job in the hospitality field, this internship does not guarantee employment with Zoo Miami or Miami-Dade County. 

All applicants will be notified upon receipt of all materials. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.  Selected applicants will be contacted by the coordinator of their acceptance and notified by Zoo Human Resources for further processing. 



How to Apply

Interested applicants should visit for a detailed listing of opportunities.

Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152nd Street
Miami, FL 33177
Phone: 305-251-0400
Fax: 305-378-6381

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