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 questions or more information, please contact the Director of Human Resources, Tracy Hughes.

Current Internship Positions (last updated on September 30, 2022)

Information Technology Internship – Salary: $15.00/hr (Part Time Internship-- No housing available)

Posted: 9/30/2022

Ambassador Commitment: 

Create meaningful connections and inspire actions that will have a lasting impact on conservation.


The Intern will gain exposure to a wide array of tasks relating to computer deployment, desktop support, and networking maintenance.  The intern will assist existing staff with their duties and will be asked to execute some work orders on their own as they progress in their understanding of the operations of the department.

The hired candidate will be able to retain their position up to one year after graduation with a maximum of a two year internship.  The work hours will be flexible to allow the intern to continue their studies, but the schedules will be fixed at the beginning of each semester.  The intern will be asked to work in 4 hour blocks with at least 8 hours on weekends.  Total work hours for the week will be 20 hours.

Essential  Functions:

  • Computer imaging & deployment
  • Basic desktop troubleshooting
  • User password resets
  • Performing system testing
  • Other entry level tasks related to desktop support

Education and Experience:

The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a local university, college or tech school and be seeking an IT related degree such as computer science, computer engineering, or networking. 




Internship Requirements

Review and consider if interested in an internship:

  • Major must be related to internship area.
  • Must be a hard worker, enthusiastic, and willing to learn.
  • Animal Care Interns must be at least 18 years old.
  • There are two levels of time commitment for college internships, but we are willing to accept students for non-credit. Level 1 college credit assigned project for 40 hours per week (minimal of 3 months.) Level 2 college credit assigned project for 20–40 hours per week (minimal of 2 months.) Non-college project for 20–40 hours per week (minimal of 2 months.)
  • A current tuberculin skin test prior to interning.
  • Must follow Riverbanks Appearance Policy. Riverbanks supplies interns with T-shirts and a nametag. Interns have the option of purchasing additional uniform items at their own expense. Interns are responsible for purchasing khaki pants/shorts and closed-toe shoes.