How to Post Jobs

AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums, Certified Related Facilities, Commercial Members, and Conservation Partners may post free unlimited online job listings as a member benefit. Non-members can purchase job listings. How to post a job

Career Center

Interested in a career in AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums? Learn more about types of zoo and aquarium jobs and relevant education programs in our career center.

Zoo Miami

Pachyderm Internship

The Africa 3 Team (Pachyderms) is currently seeking applicants who desire a career in animal care to gain hands on experience in a zoological setting. Our collection includes but is not limited to Asian elephant, African elephant, black rhino, and greater one-horned rhino. The interns will not only be exposed to the daily tasks of keepers working in their sections but also educated in the areas of husbandry, training, enrichment, biology, conservation and record keeping. It is our goal to offer a dynamic internship to individuals who have chosen a career in husbandry and management of zoological animals.

Description: The internship at Zoo Miami is designed for college students or recent graduates interested in multi-species animal care. This internship is unpaid. Interns must commit to a minimum of 520 hours over a 16-week period including but not limited to weekends and holidays.  


  • Exhibit maintenance, cleaning, and set-up
  • Diet preparation
  • Off exhibit holding area cleaning, maintenance, and set-up
  • Animal observations and record keeping
  • Enrichment
  • Keeper Talks
  • Participate in seminars and lectures on animal care, biology, conservation, and training


  • 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 provide a current negative TB test prior to internship start date
Must submit to background check and fingerprint screening at designated county facility

Further Comments

Although this internship will better equip individuals for a job in the zookeeping 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 Human Resources for further processing



How to Apply

Interested applicants should visit for a detailed listing of opportunities.

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

Visit our website


Like us on Facebook

Find a Zoo or Aquarium Donate to AZA Contact Us Member Login Search the site