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Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

“To inspire our public to value the presence of living things in our lives” We at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory hold everything we do against the expectations laid forth in our mission statement. Every animal exhibit, plant exhibit, education class and youth camp is driven by this statement and our commitment to the community in which we live.

Enrichment Internship

The Enrichment Internship is designed to be a volunteer career learning experience with Como Zoo’s enrichment program and will work with all animal areas. Interns will gain first hand experience in data collection, animal observation, and enrichment design. College credit is preferred but not required.


 Assist with animal observations for the enrichment program

 Assist with developing species specific animal behavior profiles

 Assist with enrichment documentation

 Help place and design new enrichment items when applicable

 Research new ideas for enrichment in all areas

 Assist all areas of the zoo with their enrichment needs

 Participate in a special project – proposed by intern or zoo staff that may involve designing an enrichment item

 Perform other duties as assigned


 Currently be in a degree program in zoology, biology or a related field

 Available to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays

 Demonstrate high quality work independently or with a team

Further Comments

Intern applicants must:  Be currently enrolled in a degree program  Be available for at least 15-20 hours per week for 12 weeks  Meet all qualifications listed in the position description (outlined here) A complete Como Intern Application must include:  Cover letter indicating reasons for interest in a Como internship  Resume summarizing education and employment experiences  Two letters of reference; at least one reference from a professional in your primary field of study  Completed Internship Application form (see below) Deadlines for applications: Fall semester: August 10th Spring semester: November 10th Summer semester: March 10th



How to Apply

To apply, visit our website at and download the Enrichment application. Submission information is located on the application materials.

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-487-8252
Fax: 651-487-8278

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