Teen Summer Internships

Summer 2024

Grades 9–12

The application for Summer 2024 internships is now open and will close on April 1st at 5pm.

About The Program

Love animals, nature, and Oakland Zoo? We need your help! Join us as a Teen Intern and spend part of your summer on a nurturing team while learning new skills. These positions are designed for teens entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2024. Applicants should be energetic and flexible.

Read through each of the available opportunities below and find out how to apply.

Note: ZooCamp Teen Assistant and Internship positions have their own webpage and application process. If you are interested in being a ZooCamp volunteer or intern, please click HERE to learn more.

Info meetings to learn more about this program as well as our other summer teen programs will be held on both March 1st & 2nd at 4:15pm over zoom:

Topic: Teen Programs Info Meeting

Time: March 1 & 2, 2024 04:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2641518807

Meeting ID: 264 151 8807

Passcode: 2rwuBG

1. Guest Engagement Internship

The Guest Engagement Intern provides support to guests while they are engaging with content within the Habitarium, an indoor children’s exploration museum.

The time commitment for this internship is 2 days per week from 10:30am-5pm from June 3 - June 28 OR July 8 - August 2.

Click here for more details about the Teen Guest Engagement Internship (Habitarium).

2. California Trail Education Internship

The California Trail Education Intern provides support to Education Specialists as they engage guests within the California Trail section of Oakland Zoo.

The time commitment for this internship is 2 days per week from 10:30am-5pm from June 3 - June 28 OR July 8 - August 2.

Click here for more details about the Teen Education Internship (California Trail).

3. Teen Ambassador Animal Interpretation Program Internship

The Teen Ambassador Animal Interpretation Program Intern provides support to the Animal Ambassador Program Manager by assisting and leading informal educational programs throughout the zoo.

Click here for more details about the Teen Education Ambassador Animal Program Internship.

4. Facilities Maintenance Internship

The Facilities Maintenance Intern provides support to the Maintenance team by assisting with necessary administrative and hands-on support associated with the upkeep and expansion of the Zoo’s facilities.

The time commitment for this internship is flexible, with interns developing their own 9am-5pm schedule of days that fall within work week (Monday-Friday) between the summer months of June-August. The primary requirement is that maintenance interns must complete at least 200 hours of intern time throughout the summer.

Click here for more details about the Teen Maintenance Internship.

How To Apply

>> Click here for the Teen Summer Internship application <<

Additional Information

Covid-19 protocols for perspective interns

Contact Information

Still have questions? Please contact:

Jessie Sayre (she/her/hers)

Coordinator, Internships and Teen Programs

(510) 632-9525 ext. 208

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Nathaniel Landers (he/him/his)

Manager, Teen Outreach

(510) 632-9525 ext. 201

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