Jobs & Internships

At Denver Zoo, our mission is to secure a better world for animals through human understanding. We are a respected leader in animal care and exhibition, conservation programs, scientific study, environmental education and public service. Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our staff and guests. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations and drug/alcohol testing for all prospective employees prior to their employment.
Available Jobs

Animal Care

We provide the highest standard of progressive animal care and continuously seek to innovate and improve.

Conservation

We commit to saving wild animald and wild places through research, sustainable practice and engagement with local communities.

Education

We bring science education alive; sparking curiosity in, and creating connections with animals and nature.

People

We value our staff and volunteers who are essential to our success and we empower them to provide lasting memories for our guests.

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our staff and guests. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations and drug/alcohol testing for all prospective employees prior to their employment.

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College Internship Program

USE CLASS KNOWLEDGE IN THE REAL WORLD!

Denver Zoo’s College Internship Program allows students to utilize their classroom knowledge in a real work setting.  Denver Zoo’s staff is committed to teaching and guiding our interns by helping to improve their skills and giving students valuable firsthand experience.

We offer both paid and unpaid internships throughout the year.  Summer internships generally begin in May and conclude in August (exact start and end dates depend on the candidates’ school schedule).   We offer internships in Animal Care, Behavior Programs, Horticulture and Marketing as they become available.  Paid internships are funded through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

Want to work at the Zoo?

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our staff and guests. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations and drug/alcohol testing for all prospective employees prior to their employment.