Zoo Internships

Zookeeping Internships

Zookeeping interns work directly with zookeepers and learn how to care for Trailside’s animals and educate visitors.

Summer Internship:

As an intern, work closely
with Trailside animals!

Start Date: May/June – August

Application Deadline: March 1st

Requirements: Commitment of 2 to 3 days per week including one weekend day.  Enrolled in college working towards a degree in the animal field.

Spring and Fall Internships:

Start Date: Offered on a rolling basis based on staff availability

Application Deadline: Depends on availability of internships

Requirements: Must be over 18 years of age and interested in pursuing a career in animal field.

To Apply:

For more information and to submit an application, contact Melissa Gillmer 845-786-2701 x 278 or email Melissa.Gillmer@parks.ny.gov.

Submit applications by email.  Include cover letter, resume and contact information for two references who are not friends or relatives.