Audubon Nature Institute is proud to offer excellent professional training and experience in a variety of career tracks through our internship program. Placements are seasonally available in administration, animal care, conservation, development, education, volunteer management, and others. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. To learn more about Audubon’s internship program, contact:

Maria Kohls, Volunteer & Intern Supervisor
Phone: 504.378.2524 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Audubon Internships
Basic internships last approximately 12 weeks, in which interns develop a variety of professional skills through guided instruction and hands-on experience. Some advanced placements, lasting up to 6 months, are available for well-qualified candidates. 

In addition to the core curriculum provided through each professional track, Audubon offers its program participants supplemental opportunities to learn about the operations of an AZA-accredited facility, the care and management of a diverse animal collection, the tools needed to engage and inspire guests, and much more. 

Audubon accepts applications for available positions on a rolling basis. If no deadline is indicated in the position description above, please refer to the schedule below for each session’s start window and application deadline.  Be sure to indicate your preferred session on your application.  An intern’s exact start and end date will vary according to the needs of each section. 

2017 Start Windows
In order to fulfill internship program requirements, we encourage candidates to begin their seasonal placements within the start windows below.

Spring 2017
January 8 – February 15

Summer 2017
May 7 – June 21

Fall 2017
July 31 – September 13

Winter 2017
November 5 – November 29


 

Development Events Internship (Zoo)

Audubon Nature Institute’s Development Events department is searching for a responsible and motivated intern to assist the department during the spring semester (January-May).

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Marine Mammal Training Internship - Sea Otters

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is looking for a motivated, hardworking individual to participate in our Marine Mammal Training Internship. 

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Outreach Internship

The Audubon Zoo is offering an internship program within the Education Department and will be directly involved with our Outreach Coordinators. 

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Aquarium Husbandry Intern

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is seeking applicants for our Husbandry Internship program. 

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Bird Department Internship (Zoo)

The Bird Department of the Audubon Zoo is seeking qualified applicants for 2016 internship positions. 

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Youth Development Intern (Zoo)

The Youth Development team at Audubon Zoo is seeking candidates interested in working with teen volunteers for the Youth Development Internship for Summer 2016.

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Asian (Carnivore) Internship

The Asia department at Audubon Zoo is seeking applicants to fill our 2017 carnivore internship positions.

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Guest Engagement - Education Intern

The Guest Engagement team at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is currently accepting applications for 2016-2017 internship placements.

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Zoo Collections Management - Assistant Registrar Intern

Audubon Zoo’s Collections Management Department is accepting applications for a winter (November – February) assistant registrar internship program.

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Audubon Species Survival Center Crane Internship

Location: Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center (FMASSC) New Orleans, LA

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Audubon Species Survival Center Husbandry Internship

Location: Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center (FMASSC) New Orleans, LA

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African Savannah Intern

Audubon Nature Institute is currently accepting applications for 2016 internship placements.

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Entomology Department Intern

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is looking for applicants for our Internship program within the Entomology Department. 

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G.U.L.F. Intern

Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) is Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program. G.U.L.F. is seeking an intern to assist with our work with the seafood industry in Louisiana.

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Zoo Husbandry Keeper

Audubon Zoo is seeking applicants for zookeeper internships in the Animal Health Care Center.

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VIR Video Production Intern

The VIR Video Production Intern creates engaging training videos for Audubon volunteer programs.

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VIR Training Programs Intern

The VIR Training Programs Intern produces engaging training materials for Audubon Volunteer training.

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Animal Ambassador Intern - Zoo

Audubon Zoo is seeking applicants for internships on the Animal Ambassador team.

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Primates Intern - Zoo

Audubon Zoo in New Orleans is seeking applicants for internships in its primate area.

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