Denver Zoo Careers and Internships

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The Denver Zoo is one of the best zoos in the nation and a well known leader in animal care and exhibition, scientific studies, conservation programming, environmental education and, of course, public service. The zoo’s mission is to achieve a better world for animals.

Are you considering a career at Denver Zoo or interested in an internship?

The Denver Zoo is dedicated to provide for their employees a stable work environment and an opportunity for personal growth and learning.


The following is a list of the different types of jobs at the zoo:

Guest services:

At guest services you are responsible for providing a service level that meets or even exceeds the expectations of the visitors.

Physical Plant Maintenance:

Improvement and upgrading of the zoo grounds, execute orders for repairs, replacements, painting, plumbing, HVAC systems, and so on.

Ground Maintenance and Horticulture:

Trimming and pruning the shrubs and trees, weeding and planting the flower beds. Seasonal grooming; sweeping, mowing, snow removal, raking, and trash removal.

Marketing and Public Relations:

The zoo’s overall image is your responsibility. Generate revenue through tourism, group sales, product development, and paid zoo attendance. Media contacts, special events, and promotions and web site management is among your many tasks.

Animal health department:

Providing preventive care programs and prescribing treatment and surgery. Cooperate with other zoos and aquariums in research programs. Nurse the orphaned or injured animals and in case of death, establish its cause.

Membership services:

Responsibility for increasing participation in membership, travel, and adopt-an-animal programs in order to increase public awareness of and traffic to the zoo.

Animal Department:

Providing daily care to the zoo’s collections (fish, reptiles, mammals and birds). This includes cleaning and diet preparation.

Conservation Biology:

Publishing articles in scientific journals, overseeing the zoo’s conservation activities. Conducting al field projects and serve on boards and as liaison with conservation organizations and wildlife agencies.


Developing and managing of fund raising activities like procuring corporate donations, sponsorships, grand writing and private donations.

Human Resources:

Balancing the needs of the organization and the needs of its employees. Providing a safe work atmosphere and a encouraging a positive work culture.

Education and Volunteer services:

Developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating educational projects and programs.

Accounting, information systems and K-M concessions.


Students are enabled to utilize their classroom knowledge in a real work setting by an internship at the Denver Zoo. The Internship Program includes: Horticulture, Animal Care, Hoof Stock, Birds, Carnivores, Primates, Tropical Discovery, Northern Shores Seals Area, and Conservation Biology.

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