Home » Blog » Indianapolis Zoo Animal Care/Nutrition Internship      

Indianapolis Zoo Animal Care/Nutrition Internship      

Indianapolis Zoo is now offering a mind-blowing animal care/nutrition internship program to provide students with experience in the field of animal welfare. The program requires the work commitment of 20-40 hours per week for 12 consecutive weeks.

Animal Care/Nutrition Intern role will be asked to assist the veterinary hospital keepers in providing care for the hospital patients and quarantine animals. He/she will also be responsible to assist the commissary staff in daily diet preparation, delivery and inventory management.

Holding this internship will provide you insight into not profit management, develop your skills of working with animals and also as a nutritionist, and give you edge in the job market that will be helpful for you to secure a paying job after graduation.

Indianapolis Zoo is a famous zoo in Indianapolis, Indiana. It has over 3,800 animals of more than 320 species and subspecies. This zoo opened its gates to the public on April 18, 1964, and is a private not for profit organization.


Internship Location:

This internship will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Internship Duration:

All the ideal candidates must be able to work 20-40 hours per week for 12 consecutive weeks.

Internship Benefits:

As a part of this wonderful program, you will have the chance to:

  • Get mentorship and guidance
  • Work on real projects
  • Get learning and training sessions
  • Develop valuable practical skills
  • Position yourself to obtain a paying job in the future
  • Build a Network of professional contacts
  • Make new friends
  • Improve your resume

Eligibility Requirements:

This role is reserved for college students enrolled in a four-year degree program and at least entering the sophomore level.


Eligible Country:

United States

How to Apply:

To apply, you will need to fill out an application form and send it with a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation and a copy of your current grade transcript via mail to:

Office of Volunteer Services

1200 West Washington Street

P.O. Box 22309, Indianapolis, IN 46222-0309

You can also email or fax completed application package at:

Email – agarrett@indyzoo.com

Fax – 317-630-2031

Application Deadline:

March 10 is the last date to apply.

Apply Now