Fall Session Animal Care Internship Elmwood Park Zoo

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Elmwood Park Zoo

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The Elmwood Park Zoo's Animal Care Department is looking for highly motivated individuals who will perform duties associated with the husbandry and maintenance of exotic animals in an education and conservation-oriented zoological park. Interns will be paired with full time keeper staff that will mentor them during their internship. They may be involved in assisting in conservation and enrichment projects.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Daily cleaning of exhibits, holding areas and zoo grounds
  • Daily observation and reporting of animal behaviors
  • Serve zoo visitors by answering questions
  • Maintenance of exhibits and animal areas (with assistance from staff)
  • Prepare animal diets
  • Other duties as assigned by Animal Care staff


  • Must be a United States Citizen or Student Visa Holder
  • 18+ years old with at least two completed semesters of college
  • College graduates are also welcome to apply
  • Biology, Animal Science, Pre-Vet, Environmental Science, Zoo Science, Zoology or other related major
  • Tuberculosis (TB) test within 6 months
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance and Criminal Background Clearance
  • Rabies pre-exposure recommended but not required
  • Must be covered by college’s liability insurance

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Mon Aug 26, 2019 - Sun Dec 15, 2019
07:00 AM - 06:00 PM  


1661 Harding Blvd.Norristown, PA 19401



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Environmental Education




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one 10-hour day per week
  • Tuberculosis (TB) skin test, PA Child Abuse Clearance

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