Giraffes at the Safari Park




Wildlife Care Internship Opportunities

Applications for our Summer 2022 internship have closed. Please check back for application information for our Summer 2023 session in the fall.

There are opportunities within Wildlife Care at both the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park within a variety of teams, including Mammals, Avian Propagation, Animal Behavior/Presentations, Elephants, Wildlife Explorers Basecamp, and others!

Our goal is to provide qualified interns a hands-on introduction to the profession of wildlife husbandry, and how husbandry relates to our global conservation efforts and the vision of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance for a world where all life thrives.

To request additional information, contact us at


Research Fellowships

Please find more information on available fellowship programs here.


Veterinary Externships

Clinical Veterinary Externships Information

Clinical Veterinary Residency Information

Jane and Marshall Steel Residency Program

Jane and Marshall Steel Pathology Fellowship

Veterinary Externships in Pathology


Zoo InternQuest

Zoo InternQuest is a program that provides high school students interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences (biology, zoology, human or veterinary medicine, wildlife management, botany, etc.) with the opportunity to learn from Zoo experts. Virtual InternQuest allows individual students or whole classrooms anywhere in the world to participate in Zoo InternQuest through the Internet.


Internships at Other Zoos

For information on internships available at zoos and aquariums throughout the United States and Canada, check with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).