Application

All application materials should be sent to the Internship Coordinator by email at R-Human.Resources@state.mn.us

Official transcripts can be sent to the email address above. If no electronic version is available, official transcripts may be mailed to this address:

Attn: Internship Coordinator, Human Resources
13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN 55124.

A student intern MUST be receiving academic credit from, or fulfilling an academic requirement for an accredited educational institution. In most instances, student interns are upper division majors or minors in the areas of biological science, horticulture, pre-veterinary medicine, education, conservation biology or related disciplines.

Internships are unpaid and are 10 to 14 weeks in length and 30 to 40 hours per week.

Applications MUST Include:

  • Completed application form
  • Cover Letter including a paragraph explaining why you are interested in an internship at the Minnesota Zoo
  • Resume
  • 1-2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official or Unofficial Copy of Transcript

Please note: Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Application Deadlines:

All application materials must be received by the following deadlines unless otherwise noted in the internship descriptions.

Internship PeriodApplication Deadline
Spring Internship: (February – May)DUE December 1
Summer Internship: (May – September)DUE March 10
Education Summer Internship: (May – August)DUE April 15
Fall Internship: (September – November)DUE Waived
Winter Internship: (November – January)DUE Waived

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All application materials should be sent to the Internship Coordinator by email at R-Human.Resources@state.mn.us