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The Maryland Zoo

Veterinary Technician Internship

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is seeking applicants who desire a career in veterinary technology and wish to gain hands-on experience in a zoological setting.  This internship is designed for students working toward a degree in veterinary technology or recent graduates from an accredited veterinary technology program in the past 2 years. Interns will work side by side with experienced veterinary team during their daily routine.


  • Medical procedure preparation and post procedure break down/clean up
  • Assistance of veterinary procedures under the direction of the veterinary technicians
  • Cleaning and restocking veterinary hospital and laboratory area
  • Observation and assistance in the Zoo Laboratory
  • Observation and documentation of health and behaviors
  • Record keeping of procedures, inventories, etc.



Experience Required

Requirements: Must complete a minimum of 100 hours of service, averaging approximately 10-12 hours per week, Monday- Sunday, 8:30am- 4:30pm; Carrying up to 50 lbs or more Lifting, unloading and pushing heavy carts or boxes of medical equipment Bending, stooping, standing for long periods of time Working in all weather conditions Tolerance of strong odors, dust, hay and animal fur/hair/dander

How to Apply

To apply, internship candidates must complete the online Volunteer Application available online at: and submit the following: • Resume • School transcript, official or unofficial, and copies are accepted • Cover letter explaining the applicant’s: o Goals and how this internship will help achieve those goals; o Relevant skills, activities, experience and/or classes; o School requirements for internship credit (if applicable); o Start and end dates, and days of availability. Application materials may be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Volunteer Department: The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Volunteer Department 1876 Mansion House Dr. Baltimore, MD 21217 Fax# 443.320.9032 All application materials are due by February 28th, 2017. See for additional information.

The Maryland Zoo
1876 Mansion House Drive
Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone: 443-552-0890

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