Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming an Animal Care Intern at the Buffalo Zoo. All fields with an * are required.

You must also submit a cover letter and resume to before your application is considered complete. Applicants who submit incomplete applications will not be asked to move forward in the application process.

Personal Information*

Demographic Information

This section is optional. Responses are only used to help us understand the demographic make up of our interns.



Where do you work? Please indicate if you are full-time, part-time, student, or other.


Please indicate the days you are available. Intern shifts are from 8:00am-3:00pm.

Areas of Interest*

Interns apply to the general program, not a specific area as availability varies from session to session. Please indicate your top three placement choices.

Note: This does not guarantee that you will be placed in one of these areas.

Medical Information

Please let us know if there's anything you'd like us to be aware of, including food allergies. This will not disqualify you from internship positions, but helps us make any necessary accommodations.

Emergency Contact Information*


Please provide two references. Professional or academic references are preferred.* If you have reference letters, please submit to


By choosing "I agree" below, I acknowledge that the information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that this an unpaid position and housing is not provided.

I understand that I need to send a cover letter and resume to before my application is considered complete.