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 Manager
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, 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. 

2018 Start Windows
In order to fulfill internship program requirements, we encourage candidates to begin their seasonal placements within the start windows below. If you need special assistance with the intern application process, or have any questions about Audubon’s internship program, please contact the Manager for Volunteer & Intern Resources by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at (504) 378-2524.

Spring 2018
January 7 – February 21

Summer 2018
May 6 – June 20

Fall 2018
Aug 5 – September 19

Winter 2018
November 4 – November 28


 

Life Support System Intern (Aquarium)

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

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Herpetological Research Intern (Zoo)

Audubon Zoo is currently seeking science-driven candidates for its herpetological research internship program.

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Herpetological Husbandry Intern (Zoo)

Audubon Zoo is currently seeking enthusiastic candidates for its herpetological husbandry internship program.

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Asian Domain Carnivore Intern (Zoo)

The Asian Domain department at Audubon Zoo is seeking applicants to fill our 2018/2019 internship positions.

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Entomology Department Intern (Butterfly Garden and Insectarium)

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

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Guest Engagement Intern (Zoo and Aquarium)

The Guest Engagement team at Audubon Zoo and Aquarium of the Americas is currently accepting applications for 2018 internship placements.

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Youth Development Intern (Aquarium)

The Youth Development team at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is seeking candidates interested in working with teen volunteers for the Youth Development Internship.

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Basic Sea Lion Intern (Zoo)

The Sea Lion Department is seeking applicants for 2018 internship positions in marine mammal training and care.

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African Savanna Hoofstock Intern (Zoo)

The Hoofstock department is currently seeking applicants for its 2018 internship placements.

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Marine Mammal Training (Sea Otters) Intern (Aquarium)

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 Intern (Zoo)

Audubon Zoo’s Education Department is seeking applicants for an internship program working directly with the Outreach coordinators. 

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Birds Intern (Zoo)

The Bird Department of the Audubon Zoo is seeking qualified applicants for 2018 internship positions. 

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Animal Ambassador Intern (Zoo)

The Animal Ambassador department at Audubon Zoo is seeking applicants to fill our 2018 internship positions.

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Primates Intern (Zoo)

The Primates Department at Audubon Zoo is seeking applicants to fill our 2018 internship positions.

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Crane Intern (Species Survival Center)

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

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Hoofstock Intern (Species Survival Center)

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

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Outreach Intern (Aquarium)

Audubon Aquarium of the America’s Education Department is seeking applicants for an internship program working directly with the Outreach coordinators. 

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Wildlife Studies Intern (Species Survival Center)

The animal care staff at Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center is seeking candidates for 2018 internship positions.

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Fishes and Invertebrates Intern (Aquarium)

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

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Aviculture Intern (Aquarium)

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

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Water Quality Laboratory Intern (Aquarium)

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

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