Internship Program
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10AM - 5PM

Internship Program

Are you a college student considering pursuing a career in Zoos? If you would like to gain experience in the field and work hands-on with the animals at the Charles Paddock Zoo then this program is for you. Come work side by side with the zookeepers and learn about every aspect of what it takes to care for exotic animals.

We currently work directly with Cal Poly SLO’s Animal Science Department and priority will be given to students from that department. If you are a Cal Poly student from any other department or a student from a different college, we also encourage you to apply. Please note that we do require you complete at least one morning shift (4hrs) per week of internship.

Important Dates

  Fall 2019 Winter 2020
Application Open Jul 01, 2019 Oct 07, 2019
Application Close Aug 02, 2019 Oct 31, 2019
Term Begins Sep 19, 2019 Jan 06, 2020
Term Ends Dec 14, 2019 Mar 23, 2020
Spring 2020

Summer 2020
Application Open Feb 01, 2020 Apr 15, 2020
Application Close Feb 28, 2020 May 31, 2020
Term Begins Mar 30, 2020 Jun 24, 2020
Term Ends Jun 12, 2020 Sep 05, 2020

To apply, please fill out the form below. Comments or questions are welcome.

Internship Application