WCS recognizes that internships are a valuable part of the career development process for young people. We offer a variety of opportunities in Education, Animal Care, Human Resources, Government and Community Affairs and more!

Internships are available at all 5 of our NYC Zoos & Aquarium. Search the full catalog for current opportunities and check out some of our most popular internships below.

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300+ Internships offered each year

49% of interns since 2022 have held multiple positions at WCS

Intern Spotlight


"The opportunities and support I’ve received have helped me get accepted and graduate from college, secure many internships/jobs, and land my dream career as a full time keeper at the Bronx Zoo.”

-Behavioral Husbandry Intern, 2022


“I’m more and more interested in how we manage our cultural knowledge. This position has given me more lived experience in what those options are.”

- Photo Management Intern, 2023

The WCS Internship Initiative is supported by the New York City Council, Institute of Museum and Library Services [ME-249355-OMS-21], Congressman Ritchie Torres, The Pinkerton Foundation, and numerous individual, foundation, and corporate funders.

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