African Savannah Intern

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

For session schedules and application deadlines, please see information below.

Internships are unpaid and require a minimum of 24 hours a week for a minimum of 12 weeks.

The internship will provide practical hands on experience for those interested in the zoo-keeping field. Interns will gain valuable experience while working with keeper staff to learn aspects of zoo animal care such as animal husbandry, exhibit maintenance, enrichment, and public presentations.

Interns are required to work in all types of weather and must be able to bend, lift, and stoop. Applicants also must have proof of a negative TB test. Start and end dates are flexible. No housing is provided.

To apply please send email your resume and a cover letter to:

EJ Nuss 
Hoofstock keeper
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Be sure to indicate your preferred session in your email. Failure to do so may cause delays in processing your information.

If your preferred placement has been filled, qualified applicants may be referred to other Audubon departments. By submitting application materials, the candidate agrees to release their information to our internship staff.

About Audubon Internships

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. 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. Most internships last 12 – 14 weeks.

SPRING 2016 START WINDOW

  • January 17, 2016 - February 25, 2016

SUMMER 2016 START WINDOW

  • May 1, 2016 – June 23, 2016

FALL 2016 START WINDOW

  • August 1, 2016 - September 1, 2016

WINTER 2016 START WINDOW

  • October 31, 2016 - December 1, 2016

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