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 2018

Winter 2019

Spring 2019

Summer 2019

Application Open

11-May-2018

24-Oct-2018

07-Feb-2019

15-Apr-2019

Application Close

24-Aug-2018

30-Nov-2018

28-Feb-2019

31-May-2019

Term Begins

20-Sep-2018

07-Jan-2019

02-Apr-2019

24-Jun-2019

Term Ends

14-Dec-2018

22-Mar-2019

14-Jun-2019

05-Sep-2019

 

To apply, please e-mail a copy of your resume and a cover letter to Flavia Parotti (fparotti@atascadero.org) following the application dates above. Your cover letter must include the following information:

Why are you applying to be an intern at the Charles Paddock Zoo?

What are your expectations towards this internship?

Description of your animal care experience.

What classes have you taken that are applicable to this internship?

 

If you have any questions about the internship program, please contact Flavia Parotti at the e-mail address listed above.

 

 

Video by former CPZ Intern, Morgan Orsolini

Park Hours

Open 7 days a week
April 1 st – October 31 st:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

November 1 st – March 31 st:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Admission Prices

Adults 12 & over $7.00

Children 3 to 11 $5.00

Seniors 65+ $6.00

Children 2 years and under — FREE

Our Location

Charles Paddock Zoo is located at 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422

Contact Us

Phone: 805.461.5080

Email us at info@charlespaddockzoo.org

zooeducation@atascadero.org

 

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