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Bird Department Intern (Spring 2024)

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Internships at Zoo Atlanta are designed to provide training and professional work experience that will help you achieve your academic and professional goals. Intern positions are unpaid and open to applicants enrolled in a degree-seeking program or who have recently graduated within two years from a college program in a field relevant to the internship being applied for.

  • PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP ONLINE AT: https://zooatlanta.org/internship
  • Spring 2024 Term Schedule:

    • Applications due: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
    • Determination letters sent by Friday, December 1, 2023
    • ​​​​​​​Term: January 8 - April 30, 2024

Bird Department Intern

  • PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP ONLINE AT: https://zooatlanta.org/internship

Zoo Atlanta's Bird Department plays an integral role in the zoo's mission, by raising awareness of conservation issues and providing engaging, educational and entertaining experiences as we strive to inspire people to environmental action.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The bird department encompasses a large variety of bird species. Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside bird keepers in the day-to-day care of these species as well as interacting with guests. Bird interns will learn about bird husbandry, behavior, dietary requirements, operant conditioning training, enrichment, animal restraint, and species management. Interns will also have the potential, depending on the season, to learn about incubation and hand-rearing techniques of certain species.


  • Provide support to the Bird Department staff by enhancing productivity and efficiency.
  • Helping maintain clean indoor and outdoor habitat for the bird collection.
  • Diet preparation.
  • Interns must be comfortable answering questions from the public
  • Assist in administering enrichment.
  • Embody the mission and values of Zoo Atlanta at all times.


  • Allow qualified individuals the opportunity to gain professional hands-on experience at a world-class zoological facility.
  • Promote interest in animal keeping, training, education, and other zoo directed careers
  • Enhance productivity and efficiency of the bird department and its objectives.
  • Learn the roles and responsibilities of the Bird Department keepers.
  • Understand the basic health and welfare needs of the animals in the collection.

  • PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS INTERNSHIP ONLINE AT: https://zooatlanta.org/internship

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About Zoo Atlanta


800 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30315, US

Mission Statement

We save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education and engaging experiences. Our efforts connect people to animals and inspire conservation action.


Zoo Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to saving wildlife and their habitats. We dedicate our resources to conservation, research, education and engaging experiences to help connect people to animals and inspire conservation action. Learn more about us on our website: zooatlanta.org.


Animals, Community, Environment


Mon Jan 08, 2024 - Sun Apr 07, 2024


Zoo Atlanta800 Cherokee Ave SEAtlanta, GA 30315



  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • • Summer Term: Must be able to work 32-40 hours/week • Spring & Fall Term: Must be able to work 16-24 hours/week
  • See website for more info.

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