Internship Program
Today's Hours
10AM - 4PM

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 2023 Winter 2023
Application Open Jul 01, 2023 Oct 04, 2023
Application Close Aug 06, 2023 Oct 30, 2023
Term Begins Sep , 2023 Jan , 2023
Term Ends Dec , 2023 Mar , 2023
Spring 2023

Summer 2023
Application Open Feb 01, 2023 Apr 15, 2023
Application Close Feb 28, 2023 May 31, 2023
Term Begins Mar , 2023 Jun , 2023
Term Ends Jun , 2023 Sep , 2023

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

Internship Application