Location: Salina, Kansas
Internship unpaid

  • Apes
  • Big Cats
  • Children's Zoo
  • Herpetology
  • Hoofstock
  • Horticulture
  • IT (Information Techology)
  • Small Mammals
  • Zoo Operations


  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old and able to pass a background check. Have a tetanus shot and negative TB test.

  • Must be enrolled in college and supply RHZ with a letter of intent from a professor, or have graduated in the past 6 months

  • Applicants must be able to work in different weather environments, be comfortable with walking, lifting (must be able to lift at least 50+ lbs.), and time outdoors. Physical exertion includes repetitive motions and climbing on a regular basis.

  • Must be able to work both as a team member and independently.

  • Interns are required to work with the keeper(s) of their area to create and assess an original enrichment device.

  • A one-time fee of $30 is required to offset the cost of the intern uniform shirt, application processing, nametag and training materials.


  • Interns are expected to commit to a 12-week program. Interns will have a Friday - Monday schedule working from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Rolling Hills Zoo is open 364 days a year; consequently, interns may be schedule to participate on holidays.


We will work with your college/university to offer college credit, however it is your responsibility to arrange this. We will provide any documentation your school requires for credit hours.


We are accepting applications for...

March 1 - May 17

June 1 - August 5

September 1 - November 17

Applicants must submit a résumé, cover letter indicating area of interest, and references

Mail to:
Attn: Zoo Internships
Rolling Hills Zoo
625 N. Hedville Rd.
Salina, Kansas 67401

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