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Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden

Horticulture Internship

The OKC Zoo and Botanical Garden is accepting applications for internships in the horticulture department.  Interns will gain in-depth, hands-on experience in horticulture work in a public garden setting.  The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, participating in the daily maintenance of a variety of plants and special garden collections.  Interns will also learn about irrigation systems and the plant records program.


Summer Interns work 40 hours per week for 8 weeks or a pre-approved equivalent.  The positions are unpaid and interns must provide their own housing and transportation.  The OKC Zoo will work with Interns to meet requirements necessary to merit academic credit with their institution.


RequirementsInternships are for collegiate level students or recent college graduates.  They must have good oral communication skills, independently understand and follow directions, and maintain a calm manner around animals.  They should be able to walk, stand, sit, bend, stoop, climb, kneel, push, lift, and carry objects weighing more than 25lbs.  Interns also need strong sensory skills, including eyesight and hearing, and be able to work outdoors in extreme weather and noise conditions.  Horticulture experience is preferred, but not required. 


Candidates selected for internships must pass background check, drug and alcohol screening, and provide proof of a current TB test.


Applications are available at


Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator with any questions:


Deadline for application for Summer Internship is February 15, 2017


All applicants will be notified upon receipt of application materials. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview after the closing date.  All applicants will be notified of their status after positions are filled.

How to Apply

Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden
Oklahoma City , OK 73111

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