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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, education, volunteer management, and others. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply. 

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. 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.


Basic Sea Lion Intern

The Basic Sea Lion Internship at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana is designed for college students or recent college graduates who are interested in a career in marine mammal training. 

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Zookeeper Intern - Louisiana Swamp (Zoo)

Audubon Zoo is currently accepting applications for a zookeeper internship program in the Louisiana Swamp department for the Spring session (January – April, exact dates flexible). Interns will have the opportunity to work with a variety of native Louisiana species, including American alligator, North American river otter, bobcat, cougar, raccoon, red fox, and native Louisiana reptiles, amphibians, and aquatics.

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African Savanna Hoofstock Intern (Zoo)

The Africa department is currently seeking applicants for its 2022 internship placements.

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Primates Intern (Zoo)

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

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Hoofstock Intern (Species Survival Center)

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

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Birds Intern (Species Survival Center)

The husbandry team at Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center is seeking applicants for a bird internship. Position includes onsite housing. 

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