Jobs & Internships

Zoo Careers Zoo more with your career!

From animal care to administration to horticulture and everything in between, there are many opportunities to pursue your career goals at Nashville Zoo.

Current Job Opportunities

To apply for a job at the Zoo, click the link below to browse our current openings and submit your application. New positions are added as they become available.


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Internships & Externships Gain career experience with a WILD twist

College students and recent graduates are invited to spend a semester working alongside our talented Zoo staff. These unpaid opportunities offer valuable experience in a unique setting for future animal care, veterinary, marketing, events and education professionals.

  • Applicants should be college students or recent graduates
  • College students are encouraged to seek class credit, but it is not required
  • Interns are expected to work 20-40 hrs/wk for 8-12 weeks. (Many departments require these hours to be worked over 3 full days per week.)
  • Efforts are made to place students in their area of interest, however, sometimes this is not feasible.
Application Process
  1. Prepare your cover letter, resume & 2 letters of recommendation
  2. Submit an application via the link below and include all your documents
  3. We'll contact you. Upon receiving the completed application, selected students will be contacted to schedule an interview.
Application Deadlines
  • Spring Semester applications due by November 1
  • Summer Semester applications due by March 1
  • Fall Semester applications due by July 1
  • Submission deadlines for veterinary internships may differ. Please see individual descriptions for application due dates.

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