Internship Program

The goal of the Lake Superior Zoo Internship Program is to provide pre-professional, on-site experience for students interested in captive husbandry management or environmental education.

Animal Care Internship

Animal care interns will assist animal care staff in a variety of tasks including basic husbandry and cleaning, diet preparation, enrichment, and keeper chats.

Animal Care Intern Position Description

Education Internship

Education interns will assist educators in teaching about wildlife and conservation through on-site and off-site presentations featuring live animals and animal artifacts.

Education Intern Position Description

Application Requirements:

• Cover letter
• Resume (education, previous employment/experience)
• (1) Letter of reference
• Complete internship application

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Your application is not complete until all four items are received.

Deadlines for Application:

Session Dates Deadlines
Summer Session: Mid-May through August April 1
Fall Session: Mid-September through December (animal care only) August 1
Spring Session: Mid-January through April December 1

Applications will be received and reviewed until positions are filled.
For more information, contact:
Animal Care Internship – Emily Perala, Lead Zookeeper • Phone: 218.730.4500 x102 • epann@lszoo.org 
Education Internship – Sarah Wilcox, Education Director • Phone: 218.730.4500 x214 • swilcox@lszoo.org