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Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Education Internship

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is visited by more than 2 million people each year. Como’s mission is to inspire the public to value the presence of plants and animals. Interns will have the opportunity to assist with a variety of education programs for all ages. College credit is preferred but optional.


Assist with Como’s grant funded programs, such as Project Passport, which includes creating and leading stations and training and supporting volunteers.

Assist education staff with the facilitation, preparation and evaluation of Como education programs, including school and group programs, library programs, and summer camp.  

Encourage visitors of all ages to learn about the zoo and conservatory, its exhibits/displays, the relationships between plants, animals, and humans through interactive learning.

Promote the interest of plants, animals and humans through interactive learning.

Work independently and collaboratively with others.

Experience Required

QUALIFICATIONS: Be in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in environmental education, biology, education, or a related field. Experience working with children, particularly preschool and K-6. Demonstrate excellent verbal and written skills and high quality work. Demonstrate ability to work with people of all ages, abilities, and cultures. Understand and follow required Como Campus policies and procedures. Actively work to gain an understanding of the Como plant and animal collections.



How to Apply

Requirements: (Your application is not complete until all items are received) Cover letter indicating reasons for interest in an internship at Como Resume indicating education and employment experiences Two letters of reference, at least one from professional within primary field of study Completed Internship Application form (found at

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive Saint Paul
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 6514878252

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