Career Programs & Information

While we cannot accommodate students requesting job shadow experiences, we do offer some other great opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in zoo and aquarium animal care.

Career Discovery Programs

Sign up for a Keeper for a Day or Marine Biologist for a Day experience!

Career Day: march 11, 2017

If you have attended Career Day in the past you would have been here on the second Saturday in November. There will be no Career Day in November 2017, however we are planning a great event for you this spring!

Check this page in mid-February for new information about this March event. Please note, while registration has not been required in the past, it may be required this spring.

Volunteer or intern

Volunteer Team

Volunteer - it's an adventure! Learn about our youth and adult volunteer opportunities.

Internship Program

Open to currently enrolled or recently graduated college or university students.

Staff Interviews

Great for reports, job shadow requirements and school newspapers! Interviews are generally 15 minutes long, and may be conducted over the phone or at the Zoo. Interviews do not include a behind the scenes experience.

We recommend that you make your request at least two weeks before your deadline. Please contact us at cathleen.mcconnell@pdza.org to place your request.