Maintenance & Facilities Internship


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1661 Harding Blvd.Norristown, PA 19401


The Elmwood Park Zoo is looking for skilled individuals who want to put their talents to good use! The Maintenance Department plays an important role in the day-to-day success of the zoo. Volunteers assist in daily grounds keeping, construction, repair, building maintenance, and other duties as assigned. This is an excellent opportunity to learn firsthand how zoos operate behind-the-scenes.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Assist Maintenance staff with daily projects
  • Support with seasonal and horticultural assignments
  • Help support the zoo’s mission through upkeep and beautification


  • Friendly personality and pro-active attitude
  • Ability to work outside for long periods of time
  • Relevant technical skills preferred but not required

Other requirements:

  • 18+ years old
  • Successful completion of criminal background check
  • Proof of tetanus vaccination (within 10 years)


  • Janitorial Maintenance
  • Auto Mechanics / Repair
  • Appliance Repair
  • Welding
  • Woodworking
  • Carpentry

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Schedule dependent on needs of zoo and intern.
  • Proof of tetanus (within 10 years)

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