An opportunity and experience you’ll never forget.
The internship program at Riverbanks is an opportunity for college students to acquire experience and knowledge by working along side our professional staff. Although it is a non-paid internship, the experience will no doubt benefit any future endeavors in the zoological field or related area of interest. Internships are available to college students in animal care, public relations, summer camp (education major only), education programs (education major only), ZooTeen program, horticulture and other areas of request.
Upon receiving the completed application, selected students will be contacted to schedule an interview. Efforts are made to place students in their area of interest.
For more information, please call the Staffing and Training Manager at 803.602.0829 or email Tracy Hughes.
The Event Department at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is proud to offer an internship experience for qualified students. The purpose of an internship in our Event Department is to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Riverbank’s mission and how it is achieved through various functions and operations throughout the zoo and garden.
Under general supervision, you’ll be responsible for helping to ensure high quality nighttime events and positive guest experience. During your internship, you’ll gain exposure to several of our signature events such as Zoofari and Boo at the Zoo.
General responsibilities include:
Intern will gain and/or improve upon his or her:
This is a full time unpaid internship open to undergraduates seeking degrees in Hospitality or related fields. Interns are required to work 400 hours during their fall semester. Applicants must be able to work during the day and some nights and weekends.