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The Animal Health department is responsible for the care and management of all new animals coming into the Zoo. As an intern you may be working with mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates on any given day.

Spring Internship:

The Veterinary Technician internship accepts one applicant each year for the spring term. No other terms are open for this internship. Application deadline is January 31st. See Application Procedure for complete application instructions by selecting the “APPLY NOW” button at the bottom of this page.

Two letters of recommendation are required for the Vet Tech Internship Application Packet. The applicant must be currently enrolled as a veterinary technician student receiving credit for this internship. If you do not meet this requirement, your application will not be considered.

Internship runs April/May through the end of July for 12-week period within those months. Start and end dates are flexible. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

The student will work with a team of 2 certified Veterinary Technicians and 3 Veterinarians, along with any number of animal care staff. The student will get hands on experience working with a variety of species. Medical procedures will be performed indoors and outdoors. Candidates should be willing to work in inclimate weather conditions. It is recommended that candidates have some previous animal care and/or veterinary assistant experience prior to this internship. This internship is only for students currently enrolled in an accredited veterinary technician program. Candidates should be goal orientated towards working in the zoological veterinary field.

For more information, please contact: Internship Coordinator, Human Resources 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN 55124 E-mail: Human.resources.mnzoo@state.mn.us Fax: 952.431.9211       

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