Mammal Internships

Thanks for your interest in the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's mammal intern program.

The mammal department offers internships in two areas:

1. Giraffes/Ungulates (3 days per week)
2. Rhinos/Cats (1-2 days per week)

Days required per internship are not negotiable.

There are three intership periods:


Internship Period

Send Resumes Between


 March-May (12 weeks)

 January 2-8


 June-August (10 weeks)

 March 1-7


 September-November (12 weeks)

 June 1-7

Resumes are not kept on file and will not be accepted before or after the above dates.

Openings are extremely limited. If you have already done an internship with the zoo in the past, we apologize, but you will not be able to do another. This policy allows more people to experience a zoo internship. 

Interns must be at least 18 years old. College students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Resume, cover letter, and letters of recommendation should be sent in a single email to

When emailing, the subject line must read: "Mammal Internship - [area for which you are applying]" Thus, an application for cats, rhinos, and bears, would read: "Mammal Internship - Cats, Rhinos, and Bears."

Resumes not emailed in this format will not be read.

Interns may only apply for a single internship area. Please no applications for multiple areas.