Alexandria Zoo offers a limited number of exciting and unique internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates.

Students can gain valuable experience and develop a variety of professional skills in the areas of education, animal care, and communications. Application periods vary depending on the internship position.

Summer Safari Intern

Summer Safari interns assist educators and the Zoo education staff with facilitating tours in the zoo, snack time, crafts, and more for campers. Must be able to interact well with children, staff, volunteers and zoo guests. This internship requires a two month commitment during the summer.

The application period for 2017 has closed.

Zoological Intern

This internship opportunity will support the Animal Care Staff through three unique disciplines. Zoo interns will have the opportunity to learn and develop skills in Animal Care, Conservation Education, and Conservation Research. Each discipline offers a wide array of opportunities around the zoo to focus on the intern’s passion and develop career needed skills.

Requirements & Application Information

Communications Intern

This internship is ideal for students majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or Journalism. Interns will work with the Media Specialist to generate written and visual content to showcase our animals, conservation efforts, and events in order to engage guests before they even get to the zoo.

Requirements & Application Information

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day


Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810