Potter Park Zoo Education Internships

The Potter Park Zoo Education Department is offering a limited number of unpaid full- time (35-40 hours) and part-time (20 hours) internships for fall 2018, spring 2019, and summer 2019 semesters.


Duties may include developing programs and/or activities under the guidance of education department staff, research, data entry, working with our FALCONERS, Nature Play, and Zoo in Your Neighborhood programs, and additional department projects as assigned. Some summer interns will spend some of their time working with our Zookambi summer camp, and those hours will be paid. For interns that qualify, there may be some occasional paid opportunities to serve as Sundown Safari overnight hosts.

Please Note: Education Department Interns do not participate in animal husbandry, nor do they have contact with exhibit animals. However, interns will have the opportunity to gain experience handling education animals.


  1.  fill out an application go to https://potterparkzoo.org/internships/.
  2. After filling out the online application, send resume and cover letter electronically to jhorvatin@ingham.org or by mail to the address below.

Attn: Jennifer Horvatin
Assistant Education Curator Potter Park Zoo
1301 South Pennsylvania Avenue Lansing, MI 48912