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Columbian Park Zoo's Zoo Teen program is designed for students 14-17 year of age who have a desire to explore animal-related careers, including zookeeping, conservation and wildlife education.
This structured volunteer program is a wonderful opportunity to build a variety of transferable job skills such as customer service, time management, professional conduct, leadership and more.
Teens with an interest in any career field are encouraged to apply. Those with a particular interest in animal-related careers will especially benefit from this program through multiyear participation.
How To Apply
Application materials are available starting in January of each calendar year. To be considered for the Zoo Teen Program, complete application packets must be submitted by the posted deadline. All application materials must be submitted together including an application form, essay and 2 teacher recommendations. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The Zoo Teen program is competitive.
A Zoo Teen Candidate will be: