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Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center

Animal Care Internship

The Topeka Zoo Animal Care Staff is seeking motivated and enthusiastic aspiring Zoo Keepers to join our Internship team!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, daily care and feeding of animals in the collection, maintenance of animal exhibits and barns according to USDA and AZA standards, behavioral observations, food preparation, animal enrichment and training, public interaction and much more. Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment, able to lift 50 pounds and work outdoors in the typical Kansas climate.

All positions require a minimum high school diploma. Internships last for 3-4 months. This internship is unpaid and requires a 20 hour per week commitment, with opportunities to Intern 40 hours per week. You will need to provide for your own accommodations and transportation. We have year round Internships and accept applications year round.

Upon acceptance into program the following will be required:

- Copy of TB test screening

- Pass a background check.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Shanna Simpson

Animal Care Supervisor

ssimpson@topeka.org                                                    

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to ssimpson@topeka.org

Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center
635 SW Gage Blvd
Topeka, KS 66606
Phone: 785-368-9180

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