Student Internship Program

The goal of the Lake Superior Zoo Student 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

Marketing Internship

Marketing interns will assist the marketing department in a variety of tasks including promotional activities, graphic design, social media, photography, and content creation.

Marketing Intern Position Description

Veterinary Technician Internship

Veterinary technician interns will assist veterinary staff in the medical care of zoo animals through hands-on practice of learned veterinary technician skills.

Veterinary Technician Internship Position Description

Application Requirements:

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

Download Application as a Word Document

Download Internship Application as a PDF

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

Deadlines for Application:

Session Dates Deadlines
Summer Session: Mid-May through August (all internships) April 1
Fall Session: Mid-September through December (animal care & vet tech only) August 1
Spring Session: Mid-January through April (all internships) 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 x104 •
Education Internship – Sarah Wilcox, Education Director • Phone: 218.730.4500 x214 •
Marketing Internship – Haley Hedstrom, Marketing Director • Phone: 218.730.4500 x209 •
Vet Tech Internship – Amy Gallagher, CVT • Phone: 218.730.4500 x101 •