We offer internships year round but please keep in mind we require a Minimum 3-month commitment of three 8-hour days per week. The application deadline for Summer 2024 is March 31st.



An internship with Wildlife Learning Center (WLC) is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested in gaining zoo husbandry experience. WLC interns work closely with staff biologists to care for over 100 rescued and zoo-born wild animals and to provide public education in the life sciences.

The position is physically demanding, fast paced, and requires moderate lifting, bending, and extended time on your feet. Interns work extensively outdoors regardless of weather conditions. Interns must be flexible with their hours as schedules can be highly variable. Interns are expected to maintain a professional and friendly demeanor at all times. Internship positions are unpaid with no housing provided.



Interns will shadow and work closely with WLC staff biologists, volunteers, and other interns.

Interns will help clean enclosures and equipment, prepare diets, provide behavioral enrichment, help with summer camps, and interact with the general public to give wildlife education.


  • Must have a strong interest in the animal field or be at least a freshman in college, majoring in biology or a related animal science degree.
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Minimum 3-month commitment OR 36 days (whichever comes first)
  • Minimum commitment of three 8-hour days per week (one of these days must be Saturday or Sunday)
  • In good physical health and capable of lifting 50 lbs.
  • Must have a professional, clean cut appearance
  • Must have a positive attitude and ability to work closely with others

Qualified candidates will undergo a phone interview.

If You Are Interested In Applying For Our Internship Program:

Please email the following to our intern coordinator at [email protected]

  1. Cover Letter (please include when you are available to start/end as well as weekly availability)
  2. Resume
  3. 1 Letter Of Recommendation


Thank You For Your Interest In Wildlife Learning Center!


Please call to learn more about internship opportunities 818-362-8711