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Membership Internships

All internships are unpaid, but can count towards educational credit. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and are offered four times each year. Fall (September to November); Winter (December to February); Spring (March to May); Summer (June to August).

Interns will learn about and help to implement projects in the following areas:

Market Research: By completing tasks related to survey design, administration and analysis, the intern will gain experience and acquire skills specific  to completing a customer satisfaction research project, coordinate a project from design through analysis, manage time and responsibilities and work with others (including volunteers) to complete a project as scheduled. These skills are especially valuable in a market research environment, but are easily applicable in a variety of fields. 


You must currently enrolled in college and willing to work a minimum of twelve hours per week. All internships will include a final project and presentation to Zoo staff. Projects depend on the area of your internship and the length of your internship and will be designed by the intern and Zoo staff to make sure they are useful for all parties involved.   

To apply, please include the following:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter indicating: The time of year you are looking to participate, the number of hours you must fulfill and what you hope to learn from your experience at the Zoo.

Submissions must be sent at least two months before session begins to:
ATTN: Internships/Seneca Park Zoo Society
2222 St. Paul Street | Rochester, NY 14621
OR electronically to eroach@senecazoo.org.

For more information

If you wish to learn more about internship opportunities and projects, call (585) 295-7354.