Kids Kingdom

Thank you for your interest in the Kids Kingdom internship program. As an intern in Kids Kingdom, you will have an opportunity to work with a variety of animals, including California sea lions, white-tailed deer, North American river otters, beavers, African hornbills, barn owls, turkeys, red kangaroos, miniature donkeys, goats, sheep, a llama, reptiles, and small domestic animals. 

Along with the daily care of the animals, interns will be exposed to training, enrichment, and public speaking for sea lion demonstrations. We require interns to work a minimum of two days a week for 12 weeks. Winter work hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day) are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Summer interns (Memorial Day to Labor Day) work one day 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one day 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., so that you can learn how to open and close yards.

There are three internship periods:


Internship Period

Resume Deadline



October  1st



March 1st



July 1st

Openings are limited. If you have already done an internship with the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium in the past, you will only be eligible to apply for the Winter/Spring or Fall/Winter seasons.

Please send applications to:

Kesha Phares
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Internship Program
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206