Wildlife and Aquatic Animal Medicine Club

Externships by Type & Location

Choosing an externship based on location is a great idea to decrease costs or experience new places.
 
Check out this map that we have compiled to help you out!  

(Blue is for 4th years and orange is for 1st through 3rd years.)

 
By Category:

 
This list is a great place to start searching for opportunities, but don’t let it limit you.  There are many more opportunities out there.
 
* = May be available for rising 3rd years, as well

Zoo

Institution

Weeks

Housing

Misc. Requirements

Birmingham Zoo

2-8

 

 

Brevard Zoo

4-6

 

 

Brookfield Zoo

6-8

Help?

 

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

4

Yes

 

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

6-8

Yes

 

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo*

4

Yes

 

Columbus Zoo

4-6

 

 

Dallas Zoo

4-8

 

 

Denver Zoo*

4-8

 

 

Detroit Zoo

3-6

 

 

Dickerson Park Zoo

2-8

Help?

 

Disney's Animal Kingdom

 4

Car required

3.0 GPA and car required; Nov 15th deadline; $1000 stipend

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

4-8

 

 

Fort Worth Zoo

6-8

 

 

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

6-8

Yes

 

Gladys Porter Zoo*

6-8

 

 

Hogle Zoo*

4

Help

 

Houston Zoo

2-6

Help

 

Indianapolis Zoo

4-8

 

 

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

4-6

 

3.0 GPA

Kansas City Zoo*

6-8

Help

Car required

Lincoln Park Zoo

8

 

 

Lion Country Safari

8

 

 

Little Rock Zoo

4-8

 

 

Los Angeles Zoo

4-6

Help?

 

Louisville Zoo

6

 

 

Maryland Zoo

6-8

Help

 

Memphis Zoo

4-6

Yes

 

Milwaukee County Zoo

4-8

 

 

National Zoo

6-8

 

Oct 15th deadline

Oklahoma City Zoo

>3

 

 

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

4-6

Yes

 

Philadelphia Zoo

6

 

Dec 1st deadline

Pittsburgh Zoo

6-8

Yes

 

Potawatami Zoo

4-8

Yes

 

Potter Park Zoo

3-6

 

 

Roger Williams Park Zoo

3-5

 

Need car

San Diego Zoo

4-8, 6 preferred

 

Sept 15th deadline

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

4

 

 

Sedwick County Zoo

3-6

 

 

The Wilds

6

Yes

Car required; Feb 28th deadline

Toledo Zoo

4-8

Yes

 

Topeka Zoo

2-8

 

 

Wildlife Conservation Society

6-8

 

Nov 15th deadline

Wildlife Safari

flexible

 

 

Woodland Park Zoo

4

Yes

 

Zoo Atlanta

4-6

Help

 

Zoo New England

4-6

 

 

Aquatics

Institution

Weeks

Housing

Misc. Requirements

Aquarium of the pacific

3-6

 

 

Georgia Aquarium*

4-6

 

Car required; Oct 1st deadline

John G. Shedd Aquarium

4-8

 

Dec 1st deadline

Marine Biological Laboratory

6

Help

 

Mystic Aquarium

>3

 

 

National Aquarium

5-8

Help

 

New England Aquarium*

6-8

 

November 1st deadline

Sea World San Diego

4

 

Nov 15th deadline

South Carolina Aquarium

5-6

 

 

US Naval Marine Mammal Program

4-6

 

 


Wildlife Rehabilitation

Institution

Weeks

Housing

Misc. Requirements

California Wildlife Center

Flexible

 

 

Cape Wildlife Center of the Humane Society*

4-8

Yes

 

CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife)

6-12

Yes

 

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts

2-4

 

 

Georgia Sea Turtle Center*

Flexible

Yes

 

International Crane Foundation*

4-6

Yes

 

Marine Mammal Center

3-4

Yes

Jan 1st deadline

PAWS

3-4

 

 

Southeastern Raptor Center*

2-8

 

 

Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research Center

2-4

Hep

 

University of Wyoming Wildlife Disease*

1-12

 

 

Wildlife Center of Virginia*

3-12

Yes

 

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

2-8

 

 

Wildlife Management

Institution

Weeks

Housing

Misc. Requirements

 Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Flexible

 

Car required

Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study

3-12

Yes

 

Non-Private Practice Exotics

Institution

Weeks

Housing

Misc. Requirements

California National Primate Research Center

2-4

 

 

Exotic Animal, Wildlife, and Zoological Medicine, Univ. of Georgia

3-6

 

 

Exotics Service at Kansas State University & Sunset Zoo

3

 

Top 50% class; call for openings before applying

Special Species Service, University of Wisconsin

2

 

 



Pathology

Institution

Weeks

Housing

Misc. Requirements

National Zoo Pathology

6

 

 

Wildlife Disease Laboratories, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research

3-8

 

 

Zoo Pathology at University of Illinois

Flexible