The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's Internship Program offers individuals a unique opportunity to become actively involved in the mission of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Internships are available for college students that have completed at least one year of coursework, or college graduates seeking on the job experience. In this exciting and challenging atmosphere interns will have the opportunity to supplement previous animal care experiences and apply classroom knowledge.
Selected interns must commit to at least 32-40 hour a week for 10-12 weeks and must be flexible with their schedule and have the ability to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays. All positions are unpaid with no housing provided. However, staff may be able to assist hired interns to explore housing options.
Interns are accepted each academic quarter for most positions. Since the summer season is the most competitive, we encourage interested applicants to consider other times of the year.
For more information, please refer to one of the application packets or contact the Internship Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your completed application and all required support materials to:
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Internship Program Coordinator
5400 North Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98407