Internship Program
Today's Hours
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 2021 Winter 2021
Application Open Jul 01, 2021 Oct 04, 2021
Application Close Aug 06, 2021 Oct 30, 2021
Term Begins Sep 20, 2021 Jan 03, 2021
Term Ends Dec 18, 2021 Mar 19, 2021
Spring 2022

Summer 2022
Application Open Feb 01, 2022 Apr 15, 2022
Application Close Feb 28, 2022 May 31, 2022
Term Begins Mar 28, 2022 Jun 24, 2022
Term Ends Jun 11, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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

Internship Application